Sermon: Overthrowing Nineveh

Father, open our ears to hear your Word. Open our hearts to receive it. Open our mouths to speak it. In Jesus’ name, Amen. When I was sixteen, I went to church camp for a week during the summer. It was a camp I loved, the very place where a year before God had called... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Galatians 3:1-18

“You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you? Before your very eyes, Jesus Christ was clearly portrayed as crucified.” (Galatians 3:1) Let those who want to fulfill the ministry of the gospel in the right way learn not only to speak and proclaim but also to penetrate into consciences, so that people may see Christ crucified... Continue Reading →

Review: The Preacher as Liturgical Artist

Trygve David Johnson, The Preacher as Liturgical Artist: Metaphor, Identity, and the Vicarious Humanity of Christ. (Cascade Books; Eugene, OR), 2014. P.T Forsyth once claimed that “with its preaching Christianity stands or falls.” In an age where many bemoan the effectiveness of preaching and lament the fall of Christianity in the West, Trygve Johnson, Dean of... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Acts 2

Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: "Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine in the morning! No, this is what was... Continue Reading →

First Glance: Jonah 3

And he cried out, "Forty days more and Nineveh will be overthrown." And the people of Nineveh believed God; they proclaimed a fast and everyone, great and small, put on sackcloth. (Jonah 3:4b-5) Jonah 3 is a reboot of the first chapter, but with one major variation: Jonah's obedience. God told to Jonah to go... Continue Reading →

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