So they took Jesus; and carrying the cross by himself, he went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. (John 19:16b-18) As a historian, everything I do hinges on the conviction … More The With-God Life: Were You There?
I think of my friend Steve Pitts (Minnetonka, MN) as the Platonic ideal of a Covenant pastor: irenic, thoughtful, compassionate, and personally devoted to Jesus Christ and the whole mission of the church. So I was very happy that he was willing not only to write for our Lenten devotional, but to take a reflection … More Entering Into Darkness: A Spiritual Discipline
Our Holy Tuesday reflection comes from John Bangs (Carnation, WA), director of Fuller Seminary’s Northwest campus. The message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God… Jews demand signs and Greeks desire wisdom, but we proclaim Christ crucified… For God’s foolishness is wiser … More The Foolishness and the Power
Now, brothers and sisters, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain. For what I received I … More Resurrection