Gamaliel’s Wager: When you Risk Making God your Enemy

A Startling Realization Several years ago, I read the passage below and was startled by what it said. I had not considered the implications of it because I had not seen them before. I’ll explain more as we go. But first let me set the stage for what is going on. The story begins with the arrest of the apostles for teaching and preaching the … Continue reading Gamaliel’s Wager: When you Risk Making God your Enemy

NEW BOOK: “Enduring Delight” by Victor R. Scott

From the Preface: Not only is Psalm 119 the longest Psalm, but its particular focus is on the way the Word of God is to operate in the life of those who seek, serve, and submit to God. This is what makes it an important Psalm to consider and meditate on. My hope and prayer are that as we consider what the Psalmist wrote, we … Continue reading NEW BOOK: “Enduring Delight” by Victor R. Scott

This is a Reformation

I’m going to make a seemingly bold (and yet not really all that bold claim):We are in a Reformation. In actuality, we are always in “reformation.” This is why the reformers of the 16th century variety coined the phrase “semper reformanda” or “the church reformed, always reforming.” It’s the reality that we are always being re-formed, if we are active in a relationship with God. … Continue reading This is a Reformation

Video Spotlight | Advent Birmingham Music: “Skin and Soul”

In one of those chances of life, I discovered this song by Advent Birmingham Music. It is a group of musicians and singers from the Cathedral Church of the Advent, in Birmingham, Alabama. There is both a solemnity and a somberness to the lyric and melody. As I listened I was reminded of the power of song to convey the heart of an issue. Take a … Continue reading Video Spotlight | Advent Birmingham Music: “Skin and Soul”