The Christmas story isn’t really about angels, shepherds, wise men, little donkeys or any of the other paraphenalia of Christmas, it is about the recreation of the whole world
A good quote with a little bit of reflection by me.
Revelation did not descend out of a clear blue sky to a person living a life of tranquility and undisturbed intellectual reflection.
This may just be the most profound passage in the Bible on the subject of mission.
According to Luke's account, people tried to take him out and stone him after his very first sermon (and I thought preaching class at Bible College was tough!)
I can't speak for other religions, but if your God was not born into a human family and laid in a feeding trough, then you don't worship the God that Christians worship.
We can't "speak God", so God came to us and "spoke human".
"In the beginning"; John knew exactly what he was writing, he knew that he was echoing the early words of Genesis. This wasn't an accident; John starts off his Gospel with a creation narrative.
Today, I was struck (again) by the way in which the opening verses of John's Gospel reflect the start of Genesis. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in … Continue reading John, Genesis and the Absence of Christmas
John3:16 is considered by many people to sum up the whole Christian message in a clear and concise form. It certainly is a very rich verse, but it is far from simple. In an absolutely excellent series of 14 short articles, Hart Wiens of the Canadian Bible Society draws out some of the complexities which … Continue reading The Simple Gospel Isn’t So Simple!