God the Romantic

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Gospel

  How did the power of the weak cross work? For centuries there have been at least three classic answers to that question. The cross has been seen as having a power that impacts three parties. The cross possesses a might which doesn’t just affect one party, but all three. When I was in high […]

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Circles and Rows: Connecting to the Spokes (Luke 6:12-19) Chris Altrock 8/10/14

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Circles and Rows

Like some others at Highland, our family has been busy filling out college applications. Our daughter Jordan has one year left at Bartlett High. Thus we’ve been busy preparing for that next step of college. In many ways, the college applications as well as the visits to the college campuses help raise a very important […]

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The Power Jesus Refused

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Gospel

  The cross stands in stark contrast to the other forms of power which the devil tempted Jesus to use. As Jesus begins his public ministry, the devil tempts him in three ways (Matt. 4:1-11). Craig Bartholomew and Michael Goheen frame the temptations in this way: 1. First, the devil tempted Jesus to use the […]

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The Power of Jesus’ Weakness

This entry is part 16 of 18 in the series Gospel

  When I was young, I had a friend named Russell. Russell was like a visitor from another planet. He teleported to my hometown of less than 100-one of the smallest villages in the country-from Los Angeles-one of the largest cities in the world. In the City of Angels Russell had seen things I had […]

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