Holy Land – The First Three Days

My Facebook Posts Only Told HALF the Story If you happen to know me on Facebook, you might have seen the daily posts of my trip to the Holy Land last September — with pictures and short descriptions of the sites our group visited. Those places were incredible and memorable…places that mean a lot becauseContinue reading “Holy Land – The First Three Days”

My Journey of Self-Awareness

Matthew 16:24-26The Message (MSG) 24-26 Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way,Continue reading “My Journey of Self-Awareness”

Epic of Eden — David

We started out this Epic of Eden journey looking at “The Great Cultural Barrier,” wrapping our minds around the fact that without the lens of cultural context we will fail to capture all that the Old Testament has for us. Recognizing that Israel was a tribal, patriarchal society helps us grasp depths and truths andContinue reading “Epic of Eden — David”

Epic of Eden — Moses

If we were to play a word association game, and I said, “Moses,” what would you say? My dad would say “Charlton Heston” (of The Ten Commandments fame). Basketball fans might say “Malone” (as in the NBA player).  Others might say “baby on the Nile,” “splitter of the Red Sea,” or “recipient of the tenContinue reading “Epic of Eden — Moses”

Epic of Eden — Noah and Abraham

  We’ve been organizing our Old Testament closets in this Epic of Eden study with the five people we’ve memorized (Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David). If we add Jesus, we have six “shelves” in our once-messy closet. Last week we talked about Eden and the New Jerusalem as bookends of redemptive history – lookContinue reading “Epic of Eden — Noah and Abraham”