Posts from July 2019

Posts from July 2019

July 25, 2019

Dear Friends, Monday night, we spent time in our final Everyone’s A Theologian class talking about eschatology – what the Bible tells us about “last things.”  We talked about death.  About judgment.  Heaven and hell.  About the nature and timing of what the Bible refers to as “the millennium.”  And about the new heavens and the new earth. One of the passages from scripture that talks about what happens after we die is a passage from Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians:…

July 18, 2019

Dear Friends, You know who Dr. Bruce Banner is, right?  According to legend, Bruce Banner was irradiated by deadly gamma energy while he was supervising the trial of an experimental gamma bomb that he designed for the U.S. Defense Department at a nuclear research facility in New Mexico.  While the countdown for a test of the bomb was underway, a teenager wandered onto the testing field.  Dr. Banner selflessly rushed to his rescue. After shoving the teenager to safety in a…

July 11, 2019

Dear Friends, Tim Keller remembers clearly a comment made by a teenager back many years ago when Tim and his wife Kathy were leading the youth group at their church in West Virginia.  “I know God loves me,” the young woman said.  “But what good is that if you can’t get any dates?” “I’ve never forgotten that,” Keller remembers.  “She said, ‘I know God loves me, I know Jesus died for me, I know I’m a daughter of the King, I know I’m…

July 3, 2019

Dear Friends, Tomorrow is a holiday.  As a country, we have set aside the 4th of July to remind ourselves of the actions taken by the founders of our country in responding to what they perceived as tyranny in their day and declaring themselves as independent from the rule of the tyrants.  It was their goal, they would later say, to form “a more perfect union” – a democratic republic where regnant populi – where the people rule.  Americans did not celebrate the 4th of July…