כרוב - At the east of the garden of Eden [God] placed the cherubim and a flaming sword that turned every way to guard the way to the tree of life. (GENESIS 3:24)
Hold on Loosely to Your Politics
Want to do yourself, your family, your friends, and the world a good deed? Hold on loosely to your politics. Don’t drop it. Don’t toss it aside. Don’t privatize it. But, above all, don’t hold on to your politics as if your life, your soul, and your salvation depend on it.
Baptized for War: The Baptism of Jesus Launched His Battles with Evil in the Wilderness and Beyond
On January 10, 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the river Rubicon, an act that was a declaration of war. This Sunday, January 10, we will hear about Jesus crossing the baptismal river Jordan as a declaration of war against all evil. His baptism launched a full assault against the devil and all demons, beginning in the wilderness. In this video…
You Are Not Enough and Other (Un)welcome Truths for the New Year
As we prepare to begin this new year, it is helpful to remember three painfully honest truths, one of which is "You are not enough."
Has Anyone Seen Jesus? The Disappearance of Jesus and His First Words as a Wise Twelve-Year-Old in the Temple
Even at twelve years old, Jesus knew he was the Son of God. In the Jerusalem temple, he shows precocious wisdom and learning in Torah. In Luke’s telling, he deftly winks at the resurrection, when Jesus, lost in death, is found alive again.
Christ in the Old Testament
Why read the Old Testament now that we have the New Testament? When we're reading the Old Testament, we're reading a book that is all about Christ. When Christ talked about himself, and when his earliest believers talked about who he was and what he was accomplishing through his acts of salvation, they referred to the Old Testament. Enroll in…