Real Roots of Repentance (Part 2)

What's the big deal about repentance? It is realizing the value of the relationship in front of you and letting go of anything that would be in the way. Repentance is rooted in a radical belief that things do not have to stay this way.


Real Roots of Repentance (Part 1)

This past year I spent some time studying Revelation 2:1–7 and the topic of repentance in the Bible. "Repentance" as I understand it is a turning away from something and a turning toward something. When the Bible talks about humans repenting it generally means people are turning away from sin and turning to God with … Continue reading Real Roots of Repentance (Part 1)

The dead (but not boring) preacher

In church yesterday I was thinking about Acts 7 and the genius of Stephen's sermon. In Acts 6:13-14 the Jewish religious leaders accuse Stephen of speaking blasphemous words about the temple, the Mosaic law, Moses, and Jesus. Stephen preaches a sermon in Acts 7 that is a response to that accusation. The sermon is inductive (moving … Continue reading The dead (but not boring) preacher