The Kenotic View

One of the passages that teaches us that Jesus is both God and man is Philippians 2:5-8. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of…

What Did Jesus Do While He Was Dead?

To answer this question, we need to take a look at 2 Peter and Jude, but a little bit of background is going to be necessary first. Some of the strange sayings in 2 Peter and Jude come from the story communicated in 1 Enoch. This means that while 1 Enoch is not a part…

We Are Still Capable of the Cross

Humans are capable of unpredictable things. It’s evidenced by the rise of Nazi Germany, by Rwanda, by mass shootings, and by the cross. We are surprisingly capable of falling into sin, not just as individuals, but as a mass of people—and America is not “too-civilized” to fall into the trap. Martin Luther’s reformed Germany became…

No Fear in Death

At church tomorrow we’ll be moving into a classic passage from Philippians 2, but before we get there I want to hone in on Paul’s very intriguing attitude in Philippians 1:21-26. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for…

Why We Embrace Change

As 1208GREENWOOD Church gears up to alter their model this fall, it’s important to talk about why a church might even need to change in the first place. The answer is pretty easy to see if we just take a look at our ordinary everyday lives. In today’s podcast, I address how we all have…