The Challenge of Jesus

N.T. Wright has written a plethora of books that span the spectrum between devotional and intense academic tomes. The Challenge of Jesus seeks to place itself somewhere in the middle of this spectrum. In the preface to this book Wright last out three goals that he has in writing this book. The first goal isContinue reading “The Challenge of Jesus”

The Gospel According to Levi’s (or Dockers)

Levis vs. Dockers. This is a tale of two pairs of pants. Or better yet two kinds of Christians who tend to wear two kinds of pants. In one corner you have the skinny jean wearing, tattoo flaunting, hipster eye-glassed, latte sipping Christians who think that “the Kingdom deeds good deeds done by good peopleContinue reading “The Gospel According to Levi’s (or Dockers)”

Get Your Story Straight!

We’ve all been in situations where somebody was obviously lying to you, and they couldn’t keep their story straight. Their sequence of events are all off, they can’t remember who was there, they can’t remember any details, etc. At that point you just want to look the person square in the eyes – and sayContinue reading “Get Your Story Straight!”

Jesus is Better!

There are few worship songs that I keep going back to over and over and over again, but this one written and performed by Austin Stone’s worship band is one of those songs. I love worship songs that elevate Jesus as Lord and King all while reminding us of the gospel and propelling us toContinue reading “Jesus is Better!”

O’ Holy Night

Tonight we celebrate the wonderful truth that King Jesus was born as a humble child, but that even in his humble manger he lays as the King of Creation. We celebrate that the fact that His gospel is a gospel that brings peace between us and God, between us and other people, and between usContinue reading “O’ Holy Night”

What is the Gospel?

Recently I came across a review of Gospel by J.D. Greear written by Scot McKnight. Scot is a scholar I respect a ton, his writing is always forceful but charitable, he always attempts to stay true to the text itself rather than a system, he is ecumenical in his outlook, and from my few briefContinue reading “What is the Gospel?”