I don’t know what all happens when I die, but I know for sure (as sure as I can be without full knowledge) that I will await a resurrection just like that experienced by Jesus. I will be raised into a renewed creation and things will be a dang sight better than they are right now.
Transfusions for me are coming about every two or three weeks now. I know this cannot go on forever. So far, I’m still enjoying being alive, though. I say a year from now things will be quite a bit different.
It’s kind of amazing that Peter is the one who had the whole experience with Simon the Tanner and Cornelius, yet Paul was the apostle to the gentiles.
At one level, this is quite a fun exercise—but at another it is deadly serious, and offers key insights into Jesus as he is depicted in the gospels, and our interpretation of him.
— Read on www.psephizo.com/biblical-studies/how-to-choose-your-own-personal-jesus/
It is very American to know my rights and insist on them.
It is very Christian to consider how my actions will affect my brothers and sisters. Rights or no.
Lesson 4 of my Bible study for church is online.
The Bible writers wrote what they wrote under the inspiration of God himself. They did not write a systematic theology. Even Paul, when he wrote to the Romans, did not write a systematic theology. What they wrote is scripture. It is rich in various genres.
And we always try to turn it into propositions of systematic theology.
Not a good plan.
I’m reading 1 Corinthians 7:29-35 in my daily study.
I don’t know what it all means, but I’m sure it follows that we are not typically devoted enough to God.
Lesson 3 of my church Bible study is posted.
A Plea to Pastors and Theologians who Preach on Social Media – Naturalis Historia
— Read on thenaturalhistorian.com/2020/01/21/a-plea-to-pastors-and-theologians-who-preach-on-social-media/
Increasingly, I have lost respect for many pastors and theologians that I either know personally, have heard speak or whose books and articles I have read. Before encountering these individuals on social media I believed them to be discerning exegetes and trusted sources of information as they applied the scriptures to many social, political and scientific issues of our day. But observing these same people on social media routinely sharing fake news that two minutes of Internet searching and reading would debunk, engaging in debates using fallacious argumentation, and painting uncharitable caricatures of social and political leaders is disheartening. As a result I have been unfriending and unfollowing social media friends that engage in such behavior online