The great theologian Augustine of Hippo, when reflecting on his many discoveries of Jesus in the Old Testament, said: “He was concealed in the Old, and revealed in the New.” Rarely would I dare to improve on anything St. Augustine said, but I am not convinced that Jesus is all that hidden in the Old … Continue reading Jesus in Every Book of the Old Testament
Imago Dei Genesis 1-2 tells us that God put a great deal of thought and intentionality into His creation of human beings. Indeed when God created humans, He altered both the rhythm and the function of all that He was creating. The end of the sixth day of creation is drawn out in Genesis, and … Continue reading What does it mean that we are created in God’s Image?
American TV executive Chuck Lorre is well known for writing, directing, and producing such shows as Roseanne, Grace Under Fire, Dharma and Greg, Two and a Half Men, and one of my favorites, The Big Bang Theory. Lorre also, in his own enigmatic way, has become popular for his somewhat random comments on different facets … Continue reading Do you believe God is good? A Response to Chuck Lorre’s Vanity Card #416
The words came straight from the words of President Obama last week: The United States of America is "the greatest country on earth." He made this statement while encouraging all-partisan leaders to work towards a compromise concerning the US debt crisis. Admittedly, even a compromise seems to be a no-win situation for our nation's economic … Continue reading A wake up call to the greatest nation on Earth from Augustine of Hippo
Perhaps no other group of people in history have been responsible for such major contributions to the Christian story while receiving so little credit as the medieval Celtic Christians. Many Christians are somewhat wary of anything that ties spirituality to Celtic influence because of its modern secularization. This is a grave mistake. The most renowned … Continue reading Columba says, “Take that, Loch Ness Monster!”