Category Archives: Journal

Ananias/Barnabas, Cain/Abel

Losing the context is a dangerous thing, as is making a text of Scripture say something it was never intended to say.  Uzzah falling dead after attempting to stabilize the Ark of the Covenant comes to mind.  All the guy … Continue reading

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Do not be call; Do not be called…

[The Pharisees] love the place of honor at banquets and the chief seats in the synagogues, and respectful greetings in the market places, and being called Rabbi by men. But do not be called Rabbi; for One is your Teacher, … Continue reading

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Not Just My Feet, but My Hands and My Head

I really, really like Peter.  Too often he gets misrepresented as a bumbling fool.  His mouth does get him in trouble at points.  He gets a lot of things wrong (“Jesus, you will never suffer,” “Lord, I will never deny you…”), but … Continue reading

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We Walk by Sight

The title of my blog is “The End in Sight.” It carries a double meaning.  The first is a self-reminder to keep the Eschaton (the end of time) at the forefront of my mind, knowing that everything that happens in this … Continue reading

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Costly Discipleship

I am fighting myself to get back into the discipline of Scripture memory. Today I am learning Matthew 10:34-42, and I’m finding this passage to be painful–not because the grammar, syntax, or vocabulary is too difficult to store away but … Continue reading

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