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Knowing God.

For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. 1,232 more words


Faith and works: Paul v James (round 2)

Paul and James use the same vocabulary: they both talk about faith, works, righteousness and justification, and about the relationship between these things. Yet Paul is adamant that justification is by faith alone, and not by works… 372 more words

In Depth

6th Sunday of Easter, May 1, 2016

Sixth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Scripture Readings*: Acts 16:9-15, Psalm 67, Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5, John 14:23-29 (5:1-9)


Acts 16:9-15

Paul’s European ministry begins with his attendance at a woman’s prayer meeting! 424 more words


Saints by Calling (1 Corinthians 1:2)

To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their and ours… 359 more words


Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Book Release)

Ben, Jason, and I are excited to announce the release of our most recent edited volume Paul and the Apocalyptic Imagination (Fortress Press). This book has been several years in the making, the main contents of which were initially presented and discussed at an SBL event of the same name in November 2014. 505 more words

Paul And His Interpreters

Picked Up by the Spirit

A Meditation for the Sixth Sunday of Easter

(click here for the biblical texts)

Visions from God are rare for us but not for Paul… 492 more words

Revised Common Lectionary


It seems like a heavy subject for children’s ministry, grief. The Bible identifies two types of grief, Godly grief and worldly grief. Usually I think of grief only as the loss of someone, but children rarely deal with death at the same frequency as adults, so what kind of grief can children experience and how can we as parents identify it for what it is and pray and lead them through it? 489 more words