Posted on June 15, 2018 by Eddie
Some final thoughts from Acts: why we need to take note of Apollos.
The whole of Paul’s teaching summed up in one (very long) sentence. Can you do any better?
Posted on January 5, 2018 by Eddie
Paul’s genius was to take the Old Testament Scriptures and to re-read them, gaining fresh insight and understanding on the basis of the way he saw the missionary Spirit at work in the church.
Updated on December 19, 2017 by Eddie
How do you show you love your children? Not by spending time with them, reading to them and playing silly games, but by buying them expensive presents. Things are what counts (and incidentally, an iPad makes a great baby sitter).
By promising big things, we are usurping God’s role in mission. He is the one who brings growth, not us, and we need to avoid making any claims that suggest otherwise.
Updated on February 7, 2017 by Eddie
Messianic and missional reading of the Old Testament – that’s what Jesus instructed his disciples to do. We have been fairly good at the first, but pretty lamentable at the second.
Putting Romans 1 and Revelation 8 next to each other and seeing what happens.
The Romans were quite used to the idea of making peace by shedding blood on the cross – they did it all the time. Only, their idea wasn’t to reconcile people, but to exterminate anyone who threatened the state.
Updated on June 3, 2016 by Eddie
Revelation did not descend out of a clear blue sky to a person living a life of tranquility and undisturbed intellectual reflection.