Posts from September 2016

One Book: Romans

Do you remember the days when people used to go to their mailboxes, anxiously awaiting the postcard from a loved one on vacation or that handwritten letter from a love interest who had moved far away? Letter writing has fallen on hard times. In our day of quick communications, it is rare for us to […]

One Book: Acts

Do you ever wonder how that first group of Christ-followers felt when Jesus told them “you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth”? To the ends of the earth? Really? There were only about 120 of them, and they were, by-and-large, a rather […]

One Book: John

If you’ve ever read the 4 Gospels, you may have noticed how different John’s record is from the other accounts. The books of Matthew, Mark, and Luke emphasize the sequence of events and factual encounters. Though John unapologetically presents the “facts” about who Jesus is, he’s a bit more of a poet, painting a distinct […]

One Book: Luke

It’s human nature, when we are in a certain line of work, to take special notice of others who work in our field. For example, artists look at the work of fellow artists with a unique eye, and sales people listen to the sales pitches of others with a unique ear. It’s no wonder then, […]