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Did Paul receive a creed from another, or was it something else? Let’s talk about it on Deeper Waters. The point has been argued that when Paul says he passed on what he received in 1 Cor. 15, that that is the language that is used in Galatians 1 and... Read More »The Gospel is The Garlic
The town I grew up in had a lot of Italian people. I would often spend the night at a friend’s house so I could go to Mass with them in the morning and then enjoy a feast at their grandmother’s after church. I can remember one such occurrence when,... Read More »The Truth About Prayer
This past Sunday at Cross Point, we continued our series on the 5 Lies We Believe where we focused on prayer. I received so much feedback from all of you and countless others so I couldn’t narrow it down to just one central lie that we buy into when... Read More »How has someone helped you follow Jesus?
As I explained in a previous post, I have started “defining discipleship as helping each other follow Jesus.” There are several aspects to this definition (which I described briefly in that previous post),... Read More »The Brother of the Lord
Is James really a brother to a historical figure? Let’s talk about it on Deeper Waters. Yesterday, I wrote about the problem of internet atheists and gave the Christ-myth as an example. I can anticipate that someone will ask me about the claims of Richard... Read More »Helping each other follow Jesus… in different directions?
As I explained in a previous post, I have started “defining discipleship as helping each other follow Jesus.” There are several aspects to this definition (which I described briefly in that previous post),... Read More »Our Refuge
What’s on your heart today? What’s REALLY on you heart today? You see the goal today is not to pray what you “think” you should pray but to pray what’s really on your heart. You don’t have to edit your prayers. You don’t... Read More »How To Spice Up Bland Sermons
I remember sitting on my couch when it hit me. It was one of those rare moments of clarity amid the dense fog of dejection. I was fretting a bit about my sermon a few hours earlier. I felt like the wife or mom who kept on cooking up the same meals, the same... Read More »Why I Ignore Most Internet Atheists
Why is it sometimes best to just not bother? Let’s talk about it on Deeper Waters. Before leaping into the meat of this post, let’s make a few clarifications. No. Not every atheist is an internet atheist. I refer to a general type of person by... Read More »Defining discipleship as helping each other follow Jesus
According to Matthew, just before Jesus ascended into heaven, he gave his followers this last instruction: And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore... Read More »