Abortion in Antiquity

I was deeply disturbed tonight by an article that’s been going around that states that a new bill could be put into motion in New York that would allow babies to be aborted up to their day of birth. I had a hard time imagining a world in which even those who approve of abortion…

The Suffering at Christmas

We often get so caught up in the joy of Christmas that it’s easy to miss all the suffering. Jesus becomes a refugee and abortions are forced upon families across Bethlehem. When we pay attention we find that the almighty God of the universe isn’t just with us in Jesus, but He suffers with us…

Refugee Jesus

There’s a lot of talk today about building walls and keeping refugees, foreigners and outsiders away. But when we do this, we are pushing Jesus Himself away—for the beloved Christmas story reminds us that Jesus was a refugee. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify,…

Joshua

Just as a “Pedro” might today introduce his name to an English-speaking person as “Peter,” so would a Hebrew “Joshua” have introduced himself to a Greek-speaking person as, “Jesus” in the New Testament era. This transliteration reminds us to focus in on the meaning of Jesus’ name as the angel communicated it to Joseph in…

Son of David

A new series on the Gospel of Matthew kicks off just in time for the Christmas season. Jamin dives into some Greek and Hebrew to help us see the significance of Jesus being the Son of David. Given the content of this episode, you may found the powerpoint helpful. Download the PDF here. Check out today’s…