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…

Resurrection: Life After Life After Death

Though we’ve had thousands of years to create a deep theology of resurrection, we have for some reason reduced the concept to a fraction of what it is. The Bible writers understood resurrection to be a whole lot more than what we teach. When Jesus was resurrected from the dead, it sent theological shockwaves throughout…

The Trinity in the Old Testament

“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” (Genesis 1:1-2) Two verses into the Bible and the Hebrew authors are already asking us to…

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.