Common Ground in Luke, Paul, and Peter

COMPARISON of NT WRITINGS | Luke, Colossians, & 1 Peter The New Testament represents an amazing in-breaking of God into the reality of humanity and the reality of his creation. Prior to the New Testament, the presence of God was, while certainly immanent on many occasions, seemed to have a transcendence that was unapproachable most …

Wrestling with tragedy…

Senseless Tragedy The above link is to a story I read today. Two teen girls apparently killed on a trail in Indiana, a rural area outside of Lafayette. I read a lot of news. Some of it is political in nature. A lot deals with the sciences. I am moved by stories where good has happened …

Justin Martyr and Early Christian Thought

Justin Martyr’s Unique Logos Spermatikos  In the middle of the 2nd Century, we find at the forefront of the church a group of thought leaders that are now known as the Apologists. Rising from the culture, these philosophers and theologians bring a strength to the church that was desperately needed for this new found faith. …

The Trinity and Free-will

The Trinity “Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.” (Deuteronomy 6:4) Known as the Shema, this declaration of God as one is tremendously powerful. It has shaped the belief systems of three world religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This monotheistic God is complete in existence and untouchable in the great beyond. Yet within the Bible is …