Redeeming the Serpent

    Israel found itself in the wilderness complaining against God for his ways of redeeming them. For the mundane activities he had them take part in (i.e., walking around in circles). Side note: If you and I were led in the wilderness for 40 years we would...

Diderot’s “Holiness”

I have been reading some Denis Diderot for fun these past few days. I looked at his¬†Encyclopedia today and found this definition for “holiness”: “the¬†quality of state of a saint or without sin.” Full disclosure: I have been influenced by Peter...

Eleven Appearances of Jesus

In an effort to make our faith secure, Jesus appeared to his disciples on eleven distinct occasions. Here they are: 1. Mary Magdalene alone (Mk 16; Jn 20.14) 2. The woman returning from the tomb (Mt 28.9-10) 3. Simon Peter alone (Lk 24.34) 4. Two disciples on the way...

Things Concerning Jesus in the OT

I am preaching on reading Scripture devotionally this coming Sunday. I am using the Road to Emmaus as the backdrop to the message (Luke 24.13-35). I am playing with the thesis right now, but it is something like “God reveals himself so that we will be...