Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

On being Protestant and thinking about the Sacraments (Part 2)

Part one of this series can be found here. I was baptized twice. I cringe when I think about it. In brief, I was baptized when I was 8, because it was a public declaration of my decision to follow Jesus 3-4 years before. I was re-baptized at 18 because I had “made my faith my own” and I...
April 25th, 2013 | Protestant, Religion | Read More

“What to me and to you?” Jesus Surprises the Demons

When Jesus encounters demons in his travels throughout Israel, there are a couple reactions that we would expect from demons. Fear. Shuddering. Apprehension. But there’s one reaction we see multiple times that, on first thought, wouldn’t be expected: Surprise. In Mark 1:24, Jesus encounters...
April 11th, 2013 | Religion | Read More

What if Spock Was Right: Gilad Shalit, the Many, and the One

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas announced yesterday that Gilad Shalit, the young Israeli soldier held captive by Hamas since 2006, will be released. In exchange for Shalit’s freedom, more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners, hundreds of them convicted terrorists, will also be released. The...
October 12th, 2011 | Culture, Featured, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Judaism, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

The Gospel

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes…” — Romans 1:16 Dr. Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, answers the the question, “What is the Gospel?” (HT: Dean’s...
August 21st, 2007 | Religion | Read More