Monthly Archives: September 2014

Taking “Anthropomorphism” Out of My Vocabulary

I know… it’s not a term thrown around a lot, but you do hear it a lot in the field of theology. And quite frankly, I’m uncomfortable with it. Here’s why: it keeps God in the abstract. The following are two standard definitions: A Handbook of Theological Terms (Harvey) defines Anthropomorphism as: The attribution of […]

With God All Things are Possible

Of the twelve sons of Jacob, I’ve always been fascinated with Judah. He was the one selected by God to be the forebear of the distant and coming Messiah. But, why Judah?? He seemed like a pretty shady fellow. Here’s his laundry list: He took a Canaanite woman to be his wife. And we can guess […]

Strange Seasons

She bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land. Exodus 2:22 You ever feel strange? Ever feel like others think you’re strange? Ever feel like you’re in a strange place in life? Well, you’re in good company. Moses felt the same way. […]

In Appreciation of Five Friends

I have some old friends that are treated rather poorly in my estimation. It makes me a little sad and defensive to be honest, but that’s what happens when you grow up Pentecostal. I would love to talk about some of the people that have had a formative influence in my life, but whenever I […]

The Value of Less

         When given the choice between more or less the decision seems quite obvious. Of course we’re gonna choose more if given the opportunity. It’s a natural instinct. We are people who are prone to think that bigger is better and more is merrier. What got me thinking about this is a chapter […]

Seminary or Cemetery?

         Things are changing, but there was a day not too long ago when seminary education was viewed in Pentecostal/Charismatic circles as a place you went to lose your faith. A spirit of intellectualism was warned against because it bred doubt and killed vibrancy. And if there’s anything Pentecostal/Charismatic churches are not it’s […]

Jump in the Jordan

“Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.” But Naaman was angry and went away, saying, Behold, I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call upon the name of the LORD his God, and wave his hand over […]

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