Resurrection As the Bible Explains It

What we celebrate every Easter is not just the idea that Jesus died and went to Heaven—that’s not what resurrection is. Resurrection is the putting on of a new body that’s fit for the Kingdom of Heaven which God will one day establish on Earth when Jesus returns. And the Bible has a lot more…

Kingdom Scribes

In today’s podcast message, after telling parable after parable, Jesus concludes with a short parabolic-like statement about a new kind of scribe that is informed by the Kingdom of Heaven. Check out this podcast episode on 1208GREENWOOD’s webpage or simply subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play.

Funeral Prayer

I’ve struggled for sometime to find the right balance in leading a funeral, because not everyone I’m going to help bury is going to be a Christian. When they are, it’s really pretty easy—their life has given me license to talk about the thing they cared about most: Jesus. But when they’re not, it can…

Living in the Kingdom of God by Sigurd Grindheim

About five years ago, my Christian worldview underwent a massive change after reading Jesus for President by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw. Since then, I have naturally gravitated towards books on this topic so that I can understand Jesus’ favorite topic better and better. That being said, when I saw that Sigurd Grindheim—a New Testament professor…

Hell Wasn’t Made for Humanity

We often struggle with the idea of Hell because we misunderstand its purpose. We act as though God has made a special place for humans to suffer, when in fact, Hell was made for rebellious spiritual beings. When Jesus separates the sheep from the goats in Matthew 25:41, He sentences the goats (a metaphor for…