Jesus Radically Changed All Things

Wow, what a treasure chest the Old Testament (OT) is, yet Jesus radically changed all things. In the OT, discover so many first things. The beginnings of God’s big-story. How God designed us. Whose we are. God’s original…and unchanging…intent for His people. God’s archenemy who brought evil and pain and death into this world by … Read more

Clash of Cultures: Romans 14:1-15:13

How do we respond to a clash of cultures… from Scripture like Jesus would, whether the clash is personal in family or work, church or school, or corporate? In typical Paul-fashion, when he has a knotty problem to solve, he first carefully lays out the theological panorama necessary as a framework to solve the problem. … Read more

Spiritual Warrior, 2nd Development Cycle

Engage God’s presence… …both as our caring Father in the Family of God, …and also as our conquering King in the Kingdom of God. If you have settled by limiting your identity to a “beloved child” of God, a spiritual “warrior” may rock your boat. It’s true. We will always be our Father’s “beloved child.” … Read more

Spiritual Dad and Spiritual Grandpa, 3rd Cycle

A spiritual dad. John describes both of the first two spiritual cycles… …with three relatively clear, distinct markers. Not so this 3rd cycle of a spiritual dad and spiritual grandpa! “Him who is from the beginning!” I write to you fathers, because you have known him who is from the beginning (1 John 2:13-14, emphasis). … Read more