The Hallel Psalms and the Supper

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! 2 Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” 3 Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. 4 Their idols are silver and gold, the […]

The Triumphant Entry

“This is the gate of the LORD; the righteous shall enter through it. 21 I thank You that You have answered me and have become my salvation. 22 The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone. 23 This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day […]

“Lower Still” by My Epic

Look, he’s covered in dirt The blood of his mother has mixed with the Earth and she’s just a child who’s throbbing in pain from the terror of birth by the light of a cave now they’ve laid that small baby where creatures come eat like a meal for the swine who have no clue […]

Heaven’s Hope

Bound by sins darkened glow In this world of pain and woe Helpless, hopeless to us He came And in the midst was slain Darkest night, the Light extinguished Will we forever captives be? Messiah’s mission ends in death? Where’s the hope of life and peace? But by power He awaketh All of death He […]

Incarnation to New Creation

Just a word and all wonders wrought, God announced, and behold, it was all good. Creation had communion with the Creator, God walked in the Garden. Yet with Adam the serpent did conspire, and brought the world into mire. Beckoned to the grave, everything disarranged. The curse burst upon the scene, but in the midst […]

A Brief Defense of the Resurrection

Introduction Did the resurrection happen? I mean, did the resurrection actually happen? Was Jesus a zombie like one of my friends has claimed? The answer to this question has profound implications. If there is no resurrection from the dead then Christ has not been raised (cf. 1 Cor. 15:12-13), Christian teaching is pointless (v. 14), […]

The Shape and Reshaping of Paul’s Understanding of the Messiah (and it’s significance)

First, it is important that we spend some time looking at Phariseism because whatever is said about it will affect what we say about Paul.[1] We can see from the NT witness as well as other texts that Pharisees held considerable influence.[2] Inevitably, Paul was shaped greatly by his Pharisaic training.[3] Before Paul’s conversion (when he was […]

The Life for our life

damp, dark, cold, and silent enveloped in a shroud in the earth the Life lay lifeless the only thing that truly is, is not? the Life lay lifeless? the Immortal Infinite slain? damp, dark, cold, and silent from life’s surmise but from a different gaze outside of life’s maze Life lay not lifeless but death […]

What is so good about Good Friday?

Jesus was crucified on Friday. Good Friday is the day we remember Jesus’ death. So, what is so good about Good Friday? It almost seems sick to call Good Friday good. If you have a loved one that died you do not celebrate the anniversary of that persons death as good, it was tragic. Why […]

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