In my last post (Searchdate 2019.07.23), I spoke to you about the Great Lament. In this segment, we look at what happened to the church and when. When did it happen? What allows us to pinpoint the struggles of the western church to the mid-60s? Listen to who is lamenting. Who is actually crying out? […]Read More 2019.07.26 – Part 2: What Happened?
For a few weeks this summer I will give you some content that I have written in the past, and has never appeared on this site. What follows is some of the introductory material from my doctoral thesis. Oh stop groaning! I think you will find it insightful, and maybe it will shed some light […]Read More 2019.07.23 – Part 1: The Great Lament
…fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 The dislocated people of the Kingdom of David were in exile. Jerusalem was in ruins and the temple had been utterly […]Read More Something to Think About #8
On “Searchdate” 2019.07.07, the Sunday morning message was sponsored by the letter “Shin.” This wonderful Hebrew letter is very special. It looks similar to our letter “W” and it brings the “sh” sound to words. It is also the first letter of two very special Hebrew words; “Shaddai” and “Shema.” Shaddai means “Almighty.” It is […]Read More 2019.07.16 – Live Long and Prosper
The Flying Scotsman strikes again! So I have been pondering this one over and over. Sometimes I laugh and sometimes I want to cry because it is prophetic; in the sense that it speaks truth into our present. I welcome your thoughts; but first some quotes: “People who wish to be offended will always find […]Read More Supplemental Log Entry 2019.07.12
But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 esv Today’s verse takes us to the wilderness with Jesus and Satan. Jesus has not eaten for forty days, and Satan taunts him to command the stones to become […]Read More Something to Think About #7
…when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all […]Read More 2019.07.09 – Too Much of a Good Thing…