1. Any message other than "Christ for you" is not good news.
  2. Matthew 22 sees Jesus address Jewish legal debates. In the process, he makes disticntions between the Law and Gospel.
  3. How the ancient view of "guts" is a lively metaphor of promise
  4. Christ reshapes what forgivness means and why it's important
  5. As much as we want the glory, riches, and knowledge of Dantes, what we need is Jean Valjean's candlesticks.
  6. If poetry elevates its subject, we could also say the reverse: the subject, in this case, the Most High God, elevates the language.
  7. We must also address the stigma surrounding addiction within so many churches.
  8. What if Jesus had said on the cross, “Earn it”?
  9. It is of the utmost importance that pastors teach their congregation that through faith in Jesus Christ, they are fortified against the machinations of the adversary.
  10. I’ve experienced firsthand the promise that God never leaves a congregation empty-handed.
  11. In the tumultuous sea of information, opinions, and ideologies that break over us each day, we hold fast to the anchor of our faith—Jesus, the true prophet.
  12. A pastor is sent to proclaim the unconditional grace of God, reminding us again and again that it is our Heavenly Father who reaches out to us in love through his Christ-won forgiveness, and not the other way around.