Prophetic Politics

“There’s no need for politics in the church,” you might say after reading the title of this post. But statements like these miss the entire middle part of our Bibles we call the major and minor prophets. These books are filled with declarations of how nations must change their attitudes spiritually, personally and politically. The…

The Man Who Brought Opponents Together

The Pharisees and Sadducees were not what you would call, “great friends.” They were separated on many fronts. But if there was one thing that unified them, it was their desire to put an end to Jesus. And perhaps this has more to speak to our world today than we first realize. Check out the…

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,…

3 Reasons Why I “Get Political” for Jesus

I’ve been told throughout the years to not bring politics into the church, which seemed like a semi-reasonable request to me at first because I was really only interested in talking about Jesus. But over time…

Jesus & Taxes

Jesus’ famous line to “Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s” is jam-packed with all kinds of implications. To truly see what Jesus is saying we must unpack his lesson like a parable in order to find the prophetic meaning and conviction that is in his statement. We must also understand the…