In truth, we are not simply a spirit inhabiting a body. We cannot keep the spirit righteous and let the body stumble, for we are both our spirit and our body, and our spirit and our body will be united with each other in eternity, for we are not two separate entities, but one united being formed in the image of the holy God.
This Jewish holiday should be looked at as the basis for the entire Christian religion. In its simplicity, we can come to understand the entire history of Judaism, Christianity, and our own spiritual lives. Now I realize that that is a pretty hot take but please hold off on stoning me until the end.
These are the things in our method of thinking that seem so clearly to be true, or innocuous. Yet, these are likewise the tiny little – unseen – heresies that eat away at our heart, at our faith, at our orthodoxy, and at our very relationship with God.
Fleeing across the desert, three former slaves seek desperately for salvation, leaving behind the ashes of their failed rebellion. Unable to free their people on their own might, the trio must now cast themselves upon fate in a headlong rush to build alliances and raise a new army. Although, returning to their homeland seems merely a distant dream every twist of the journey brings them one step closer.
As I sit in Ben-Gurion airport, waiting to check into my flight back to the states, I can’t think of a better time to look back and reflect on my last two months here in Israel.
I have been thinking a lot about what God is. Not who, but what. I wrote a philosophy paper a couple month ago about it, and I haven’t stopped mentally writing it since.
What does a society become when children never grow old? Is it Neverland? Is it a world of constant play, where our biggest fear is getting picked last in the kickball game? Perhaps it would be a place full of long summer nights where we scrape our knees on the sidewalk running after our friends. … Continue reading An Endless Childhood
My most dear brothers and sister in Christ Jesus, the only begotten son, and savior of the world, I sat there in my seat, my eyes closed tight, my fists clenched, and my mouth praying. With a loud thud and a moderate jerk, it was all over. I had landed at Denver International airport. If … Continue reading A Final Chapter: A Thai Debrief
I know many of you have gotten used to my updates being mostly just theological ramblings, but this time I managed to keep it to the news. Enjoy. I stood there nervously looking out over the faces of twenty ravenous looking Thai children. I was certain that they could sense my fear, they could … Continue reading Always Learning; Sometimes Teaching
My dear Brothers and sister in Christ, the Son of the true and sovereign Lord, through whom all things have been wonderfully made. May his Majesty shine for all to see, and may his glory forever be on our lips. Note: This is going to be a longer update than normal. However, I have some … Continue reading The Majesty Of God’s Plan (June Update)