How is Jesus, God with us?

One of the things often overlooked in many people’s understanding of Scripture is the difference between Christ and Jesus. Christ is not Jesus’ last name, as if His name could’ve just as easily been Jesus Smith, or Jesus Johnson. (If we're actually looking for His last name, it was likely ben Yosef.) The word Christ … Continue reading How is Jesus, God with us?

EDITORIAL: “Christians, don’t forget about the world’s refugees”

It will come any day now. The decision regarding how many refugees will be resettled into the U.S. next year is looming. In the last three years, the number of refugees we have received has dropped drastically, and there are reports that number could go as low as zero for 2020. This is no longer … Continue reading EDITORIAL: “Christians, don’t forget about the world’s refugees”

100+ Bible passages about Loving and Serving the Poor

OLD TESTAMENT PASSAGES "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan." Exodus 22:22 "Do not deny justice to your poor people in their lawsuits." Exodus 23:6 "During the seventh year, let the land lie unplowed and unused. Then the poor among your people may get food from it, and the wild animals may eat … Continue reading 100+ Bible passages about Loving and Serving the Poor

A Different Lens – The Racism Post that Never Was

For weeks I have started and stopped writing this post. I have edited it, let others preview it, and it just hasn't been right. It was really long at one point, and I scrapped everything. The best I could come up with was to state my beliefs with words like: "Despite what our Western, Americanized … Continue reading A Different Lens – The Racism Post that Never Was

Why I signed the letter to President Trump on behalf of refugees. 

PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT BELOW OR ANYWHERE ELSE UNLESS YOU HAVE READ THIS POST IN ITS ENTIRETY. Thanks. At present, this issue sparks emotional reactions from many to say the least. In the last 24 hours, I have received lots of feedback from both Christians and non-Christians. So many have been gracious towards me and compassionate … Continue reading Why I signed the letter to President Trump on behalf of refugees. 

The Historical Jesus, Part 2 – Dangerous Claims

The Historical Jesus - Part 2 of 3 Who did Jesus claim to be? All of us are guilty of fashioning our own Jesus to a certain degree. I am convinced this is completely unavoidable. At the same time, one of our goals as we mature in Christ ought to be that we know Him truly, … Continue reading The Historical Jesus, Part 2 – Dangerous Claims