Category Archives: Missiology

The Wonderful Cross: Substitution, Part 3

Some will say, “How is this just?” This is yet another critique of the cross. Some want to point at the substitutionary death of Jesus as evidence that God is not just. Otherwise, they argue, how could He allow an … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Substitution, Part 2

The Cross: God’s Response All of this leads us to the cross, God’s answer to our predicament. And it is a gracious answer, a mysterious and profound answer. In Jesus, God decides to suffer the wages of sin Himself. God … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: Substitution, Part 1

The Gospel writers tell us that Barabbas was a murderer. He was imprisoned for inciting rebellion and he was awaiting execution. In most every way, he was as good as dead. When the guards came and unlocked his cell, I’m … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Cross: The Scandal of the Cross, Part 1

Last week we kicked off this series entitled, “The Wonderful Cross: Understanding the Atonement of Jesus Christ.” We’re hoping to spend the next several weeks looking at what the Bible has to say about the cross. Two questions are at … Continue reading

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Baja 2021

We just returned from an incredible week of service and encouragement among our brothers and sisters in Christ in Baja, Mexico. I love that we were able to serve together as a family. Praying we get many more opportunities like … Continue reading

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Psalm 7: Refuge

One of the great comforts in the Scriptures is the way the term “refuge” is applied to God. David cries out to God in seek of a place of safety and salvation. O Lord my God, in you do I … Continue reading

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A New Day: The Year of the Lord’s Favor, Part 3

What really sets off the crowd in Nazareth are the two Old Testament examples Jesus uses as paradigms for His ministry: He says that there were plenty of Israelite widows in the days of Elijah, yet the prophet was not … Continue reading

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Somewhere South of Atlanta: What Makes for Peace

So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:19 I had about 12 hours of “windshield time” yesterday as we drove home from Florida — lots of time to think. I started thinking about … Continue reading

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Best Books of 2019

Each year I set myself a goal to read 52 books — one per week. Most years I don’t hit the mark but I read exactly 52 books in 2018 and by the time I finish my current read, I’ll … Continue reading

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Missional Ecclesiology in Practice

In A Light to the Nations, Michael W. Goheen argues for a vision of the contemporary missional church that flows directly out of the biblical story. Heady stuff, as evidenced by chapter titles such as, “Israel Embodies Its Missional Role … Continue reading

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