Two Thieves, a Middleman, and Some People at the Waffle Café

TWO THIEVES, A MIDDLEMAN, AND SOME PEOPLE AT THE WAFFLE CAFÉ ________________________________________________________________ A Play in Two Acts by a blogger whose blog got a little out of hand Copyright © 2016                             …

Blameless but Suffering Still

There is a suffering that is sometimes thrust upon the blameless, and we seem to be at a loss of reasons for it. It is a rare, repulsive kind of suffering. It rare for the simple reason that, other than infants and severely intellectually impaired…

Syria, Jesus, Moses, and Me

Verse 24 of Matthew 4 gives this fact about Jesus: . Syria in the New Testament In The Expositor’s Bible Commentary on Matthew, Dr. D. A. Carson notes that the geographical boundaries of “Syria” in New Testament times are “uncertain.” He explains that, from the…

Why was Jesus Baptized?

Why was Jesus Baptized? John the Baptist asked Jesus this same question with different words. What does Jesus’ answer mean? In his commentary on Matthew, New Testament scholar, D.A. Carson, explains what he thinks Jesus means. Below is my brief synopsis of Carson’s longer discussion: In the…

From Glory to Glory

And … the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. (verses 8-9 of Luke 2, ESV) After quite a bit of study and contemplation, for now, I’ve settled on a definition of God’s glory that goes something like this:…