The Playground of Heavenly Reality: Pneumatological Sacramentalism

My early Christian experience was largely in church traditions that were about as far from any form of sacramentalism that one could get. Our family attended churches within the Evangelical and Charismatic movements, none of which ever used the word “sacrament.”...
Mark 13 and “The End”

Mark 13 and “The End”

In my first post in this three-part series I shared my way of reading Mark 13, explaining why I have long believed that it is a call to discernment, perseverance, faithfulness and witness, and is not an invitation to look for signs of the end-times and to calculate...

How Long, Oh Lord, Until You Return?

In preparation for this coming Sunday’s message on the four parables of the Olivet Discourse, I read a fantastic statement by Michael Wilkins: “The way one thinks about the Lord’s return will eventually influence what one says and how one acts. Perhaps the...

“All Israel Will be Saved!”

The apostle Paul makes a remarkable statement in Romans 11:26: “Lest you be wise in your own sight, I do not want you to be unaware of this mystery, brothers: a partial hardening has come upon Israel, until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. And in this...