Armageddon

Throughout the first 15 chapters of Revelation we’ve watched Christians get killed and be called into suffering like their master, Jesus was—a sacrificial lamb slain on behalf of both his friends and his enemies. The life of the Christian in the book of Revelation is in chaos and yet John, the author of this book,…

The Divine Council

As Christians, we are monotheists—that is to say that we believe that there is only one God and He has created all things both physical and spiritual. However, there’s a disconnect between the way we understand monotheism today and the way the Bible understood monotheism. For us today, it means that God is the only…

Free Will and Predestination (Pt 4)

If everything is truly set in stone and going exactly how God planned it to happen, then every conversation He has with us is somewhat disingenuous, isn’t it? If we believe there’s no free will and God gives us a prophetic word that involves making a choice, then we must also believe that there really…

Spiritual Social Justice

Last week I talked about my love for social justice and social activism. This week I offer some critique on the subject, for the way the world does social justice and the way that Jesus does social justice are grounded in very different themes. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe…

The Final Temptation

A lot of times when we think about Jesus being tempted we think about his time fasting in the desert. But if we pay attention we can see temptation continue on throughout his ministry. We even see Satan’s temptations come at Jesus in his final moments as he hangs upon a cross. Check out this…