Read Psalm 96; II Corinthians 4:1-6.The glory of God. Some of our greatest Bible verses and Christian hymns have been written about it. Yet, it is a difficult concept to comprehend. My professor of theology, Dr. James Leo Garrett, defined the glory of God as “the majestic manifestation and recognition of God as holy and … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Creation #3
Month: September 2021
Social Justice Project #35
“Equity” in 212 charactersThe term equity, which appeared in the English language in the fourteenth century, is the attempt to ensure, through intentional policies and actions, equal and fair treatment to individuals, especially those who have experienced unfair treatment.
Discipleship Minute: Creation #2
Read Genesis 1:26-28, 2:18-23; Psalm 8:3-9.What does it mean to be human? There are many things that we could say at this point. Human beings are self-aware. Human beings are creative. They exercise the ability to reason and to show compassion. Fundamentally, to understand what it means to be human must begin with the creation … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Creation #2
Questions from the Grab Bag
2021 #1“D” in Australia asks:Just one question which I have been struggling on. Supposing Old Earth Creationism and the biblical story fit together, to we just presume that God randomly picked Abraham out of nowhere sometime around -3000BC, or did his ancestors know of the Hebrew God?Secondly, does archaeology affirm\falsify some biblical accounts? And are … Continue reading Questions from the Grab Bag
Discipleship Minute: Creation #1
Read Genesis 1:1-5, 14-19, Hebrews 11:1-3.How did your favorite childhood story start?· “Once upon a time…”· “It was a dark and stormy night…”· “Captain’s Log, Stardate…” (OK, that was mine.)At the beginning of the twentieth century, the consensus of scientists was that the universe had no beginning. It had always existed. By the end of … Continue reading Discipleship Minute: Creation #1
IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
2021 #8Kenneth Samples says, “Among the world’s great religious leaders, only two founded religions whose adherents now number well beyond a billion people—Muhammed and Jesus Christ.” Both Muhammed and Jesus are regarded as among the most influential people in history. Even with our recent historical experiences, the religion founded by Muhammad, Islam, may still be … Continue reading IMPORTANT MINISTRY ANNOUNCEMENT
Discipleship Minute #4 Ecclesiastes
Read Ecclesiastes 12:1-14.Sometimes the best part of a speech or a lesson is when the speaker says “In Conclusion.” A good conclusion means that the speaker is going to tie up all of his or her points into a bow and make sense of it all. Solomon had been engaged in writing his thoughts about … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #4 Ecclesiastes
Is Jeremiah 29:11 for me?
A passage from the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah is a favorite meme among believers. The verse can be seen on plaques, t-shirts, and Instagram posts. One person even has this verse as a tattoo. Many Christians take this verse as a promise meant just for them. Whenever we approach the Bible, we are responsible to … Continue reading Is Jeremiah 29:11 for me?