Love One Another…

When it comes to the theme of Christians loving one another, I trust our readers know that this is one major emphasis in the Bible.  For a few reminders, consider these verses: love your neighbor as yourself (Lev. 19.18); by this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another …

Following Jesus, the Servant King

I'm grateful to be part of Zondervan's Kononia blog tour on Jonathan Lunde's new book, Following Jesus, the Servant King.  I've agreed to read it and comment on it, so what follows is my brief review.  As with all our review books, I am not compelled to give a positive review in exchange for the …

John 13.35 – Discipleship and Love

 I give you a new commandment, that you love one another.  As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. "The commandment is not new because it differs in content from what can be found in the Jewish scriptures (cf. Lev. 19.18), but because it forms part of the new revelation and …

Counting the Cost

 Though I've not read the whole book yet (it is a massive 800+ pages), the parts of Stories with Intent that I have read so far were very helpful.  Here's a blurb from Klyne Snodgrass' discussion of Jesus' two "mini" parables on the cost of discipleship found in Luke 14.28ff.  (The parables of two individuals who sit …

God’s New Language

Here are a few thought provoking words for the day from Stanley Hauerwas. "At Pentecost God created a new language, but it was a language that is more than words.  It is instead a community whose memory of its savior creates the miracle of being a people whose very differences contribute to their unity.  We …

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