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…

Spiritual World: The Rush & the Rest Preview

  The Bible believed in a highly supernatural world and confirms it all throughout its writings. The battle between good and evil spiritual forces is one of the broad narratives of Scripture and my new book, The Rush and the Rest, aims to paint this picture for us in detail.

Why We Empower People

Working off of Brian Fikkert and Steve Corbett’s book, When Helping Hurts, and his own experiences, Jamin explains the importance of empowering people. Poverty comes into our lives in many other ways and if we want to bring wholistic healing to each other, we must look beyond financial issues to find the deeper roots at play….

Why We Listen to the Spirit

In yesterday’s message I tried to retell the narrative of 1208GREENWOOD Church thus far from a spiritual perspective and then shared where our leadership believes the Spirit is moving us as we continue forward. The whole conversation ends up diving into spiritual warfare and free will, which I do my best to paint theologically from…

Pharmakeia: Drugs and Sorcery

The greek word for sorcery is “pharmakeia.” In reading that, you’re probably already thinking about a pharmacy or pharmaceuticals, right? That is appropriate seeing as how pharmakeia was often seen as a form of sorcery that used drugs. As one commentary explains, In classical Greek pharmakeia referred to the use of drugs whether for medicinal…