So GOD formed from the dirt of the ground all the animals of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the Man to see what he would name them. Whatever the Man called each living creature, that was its name. (Genesis 2:19) Hippopotamus. Platypus.… Read More
The tide of doubt in parenting is crushing at times until I’m reminded of the limitations of even perfect parenting. I think of God birthing his children, naming his boy and girl, walking in the Garden with them. I imagine him planting those delicious trees, providing food enough. I see… Read More
Elijah, judging from the comments on these posts, or the lack thereof, it looks like it might just be you and me still reading them! Moving along…more quickly now. For those of you just joining us, Elijah is a seminary student and blogger at Fuller Theological who’s asked me, as… Read More
Elijah, thanks again for the chance to think through what the bible says about “mission” – and to do it out loud like this. The rest of you, if you’re just tuning in…First we talked about love, then Eden, and now flood insurance and the pursuit of fame. The Great… Read More
Elijah, you’ve asked me what biblical foundation I have for my mission theology. Dude, that’s a tough one. Because my biblical foundation is the bible. All of it.
Like handkerchiefs up a magician’s sleeve, any single missional passage I could cite is tied to another, and that to another, and another… View Post
I’m substitute teaching Genesis 15 this Sunday at my home church. When I study to teach I use quite a few sources and never know which ones God will use to get through my busy head and slow heart. This week a sermon by John Piper, a commentary by Walter… Read More