TOPIC INDEXPractical Theology (6)
  1. Christians do have a hope that those who sleep in death will be awakened and their joy will never end, and we yearn for that day.
  2. My prayer life is, first and foremost, a pitiful and distracting thing and my experience of answers delayed has often felt like Cheech's experience on the bench in this skit with Chong playing the roll of prayer answerer.
  3. St. Paul talks about faith that is weak and by his description of what it looks like, I lived there; I've been the weak brother. It appears that a firm faith is that faith that trusts in the goodness of God for you based on something outside of you – not on some special, superior knowledge, but having your name known and loved by God.
  4. The wine of communion is a gift from God and the blood of Christ we receive at the rail an inebriant that encourages and frees us.
  5. In Sunday morning Bible study, our class is reading 1st Peter. This week was chapter 3 and I’ve always had a challenge with the imagery there. I’m talking about the way Peter brings Noah into the picture and connects it to Christian suffering.