Rewoven Into The Fabric of Redemption: Section III

Part 5: Covenantal Shape of Redemptive History (Continued)   Davidic Covenant. As the history of Israel continues and they settle in the Promised Land, God raises up a king for the people – King David. His greatest moment as king comes with a realization that God’s dwelling place has not been settled in the land. When David is […]

Impossible Communities

In accord with the Pew Forum on Religion (Landscape Survey, Feb-June 2008) I commented in my last blog that church commitment sits lightly on those who attend church.  The study told us that Americans shop for church as they might shop for groceries. The danger is that choices take on a life of their own […]

Rewoven Into the Fabric of Redemption: Section II

Words by: Phillip B. Bliss Music by: Justin Ruddy Man of Sorrows! What a name For the Son of God, who came Ruined sinners to reclaim. Ruined sinners to reclaim. Bearing shame and scoffing rude, In my place condemned He stood; Sealed my pardon with His blood. Sealed my pardon with His blood. Chorus Hallelujah! […]

Brand Loyalty

A Colin Hansen article in CT (“Mobile No More” May 4, 2009) referenced Stephen’s Gospel Coalition talk which in turn tried neither to romanticize contemporary urban mobility nor simply decry it.   Stephen wisely thought about both the dangers (idolatries) and the opportunities (blessings) of urban mobility. The primary opportunity is that urban dwellers are more open […]