You can imagine the shakeup that was occurring in the first century when Jesus led his followers into a new and living way to interact and live for God rather than the strict religious attempts of the law from the past. It changed the way people thought about God and also the practical way in which they lived. Nestled in the book of Galatians is Paul’s side of the story when he confronted the … [Read more...] about Are you suffering from Chameliosis?
When we look throughout history that God interacted with humanity, He left them inside the human culture as it was at the time. The Old Testament is Israel’s history for the most part captured by narrators and prophets of God revealing through their particular set of glasses what was happening. When God came to Gideon and helped to rescue Israel, Gideon didn’t suddenly invent toaster ovens. No! … [Read more...] about The Nature of God: Part III
Just to make sure we’re on the right track when it comes to thinking about the nature of God here are a few more words that more fully describe austerity. Caution, carefulness, cutbacks, decrease, meanness, skimping, thriftiness, harshness, recession, rigor, regulations, sparingness, stinginess, and hardship. Whoa, that’s just not the God that we see reflected in Jesus life and ministry. What is … [Read more...] about The Nature of God: Part II
When our son was in the third-grade I was watching him play basketball at a tournament one Saturday morning in Orlando. He has always been a great athlete and an even greater competitor and that was no different when he was the point guard that summer. He was a great ball handler and could shoot the ball for an elementary kid pretty good. I realized that he seemed not to be shooting the ball that … [Read more...] about The Nature of God: Part I