Resurrection & Earth

The problem with resurrected physical bodies is that they don’t belong in the spiritual realm, for the spiritual realm is for spirits. So if Paul truly believed that we would be taking on these new imperishable bodies raised in glory and power (1 Cor 15), then how did he expect this to all work out…

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.

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…

The Fourth Cup of the Last Supper

There was a tradition at Passover in Jesus’ time that speaks volumes as to what Jesus was communicating at the Last Supper. Scholars have done their best to reconstruct these traditions and in the light of them, everything from the Last Supper to the Garden of Gethsemane to the cross (to the end times?) comes…