Biblical Unity in Diversity (Linne)

Revelation 7:9-10 is a beautiful passage that describes the church triumphant: After these things I looked, and here was an enormous crowd that no one could count, made up of persons from every nation, tribe, people, and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb dressed in long white robes, and with palm branches… Continue reading Biblical Unity in Diversity (Linne)

Race, Ethnicity and Scripture (Linne)

I'm very much enjoying Shai Linne's 2021 publication, The New Reformation. I'm about half-way through at this point and I only put it down because I have other work that must be done! I've appreciated Linne's music/lyrics in the past and I also appreciate his new book. The quote below is one of the excellent… Continue reading Race, Ethnicity and Scripture (Linne)

Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)

Hearing about many recent cultural issues and happenings has left me somewhat confused. I am wondering why some people today think it's ok for a person to condemn violence by engaging in violent acts himself. I'm wondering how someone can think an entire group of people is guilty if only some members of the group… Continue reading Gender, Race, Oppression, and Critical Theory (Shenvi/Sawyer)

Philip and the Ethiopian (Hays)

 The story in Acts 8 where Philip meets an important Ethiopian man is a great story.  The Ethiopian was on his very long trip home after worshiping Yahweh in Jerusalem.  The Holy Spirit led Philip to the point where he eventually shares the gospel with the Ethiopian starting in Isaiah 53.  There are many application… Continue reading Philip and the Ethiopian (Hays)