Sometimes I admit that I get confused by the way the Bible says some things. I was reading this morning about Jesus’ life. One of his followers quoted him as saying, “Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in him. If God is glorified in him, God will also glorify him in himself, and glorify him… Read more →
I was reading John’s Gospel this morning and it dawned on me what we are all – well possibly all – are like John the Baptist. With Jesus’ statement to us “And you shall be my witnesses…” he tells us what we are. But are we like John? “There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. He… Read more →
I was pretty encouraged. It looks like the graphing method I used in that last post actually worked. 🙂 Lazarus’ story is the longest section of John’s Gospel. The graphic from the last post showed it on the top left as a big brown box. At the very opposite side of the graphic was the smallest block. It’s just two… Read more →
I have been studying John’s Gospel for a while now. I thought it might be fun to put it together with some infographic and chart things I have been thinking about too. Here is the first. It is a treegraph of John. I took Leon Morris‘ outline of John and focused my attention on the number of verses that each… Read more →
I have been anxious a bit lately. So, remembering the sermon from Sunday I pulled out my Bible to look at Philippians chapter four. It was a real help. Looking at it again this morning I saw that verse five can be translated in a bunch of different ways. The Greek word must be richer in meaning than our English… Read more →
I know this is kind of odd to say that the dangerous place is seeing Jesus as the God Man, 100% God and 100% Man at the same time. It is the orthodox position and I stand by it. I did not think about it as ‘the dangerous place’ until I read Michael Frost today. He says, “The incarnation demands… Read more →
I enjoyed this short video and think it explains nicely why studying theology makes sense for everyone. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=8788549&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=00adef&fullscreen=1 DugDownDeep_Carnahan.mov from Covenant Life Church on Vimeo..
I love to talk about innovation and to be innovative in my field. Part of my work is also with the Bible and in theology. Admittedly it is less threatening to be innovative in Christian mission and research. But they all require creativity and innovation. For me, the reason why Bible study and theology can be so creative and innovative… Read more →
Jesus talked about identifying false prophets and about the foundations we have for our lives. Play the presentation below and think through the passage. http://prezi.com/bin/preziloader.swf Matthew 7:15-29 on Prezi .
By understanding how Jesus related to the people around him as described in the four gospels we can understand how He treats people today. That’s the idea. Here is how I think we can evaluate them. Take a look at it and make your comments either here or on Facebook. Thanks for your help. The chart is 3D and contrasts… Read more →