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God the Romantic

This entry is part 18 of 18 in the series Gospel

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 […]

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The Power Jesus Refused

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Gospel

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 […]

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The Gospel in One Word

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series Gospel

This entry is part 4 of 18 in the series Gospel    If the gospel is the best option for the transformation of churches in today’s increasingly church-hostile culture, then what is the gospel? This simple question has been answered in complex ways.1 But for many today, the gospel can be summarized in one word: […]

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Uncommon: Uncommon Time (Luke 4)

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Uncommon

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Uncommon “Someday.” That was the name of a popular Christian song when I was teenager. The song spoke of how someday we would experience peace, joy, happiness and no more sorrow. It went like this: “Someday. Someday. Someday. Someday.” “Peace and joy and happiness, no […]

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