The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

The Kingdom is alien to our world and much of what most consider Christianity today, making it essentially unusual, contrary, remote, inappropriate and incompatible with our norms. Thus, a mind-shift is needed for a life-shift until the alien becomes native. Consider Mark 4:26-28 in The Message... "...Jesus said, 'God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on … Continue reading The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

Marketplace Morsels

There are Marketplace Morsels all over Scripture that illuminate our individual roles in daily life, at the office, in the field, in our communities, at home, in the car and everywhere else. Below, are some of the nuggets I've found over the years. Each morsel is separated by a horizontal line. And as I see more … Continue reading Marketplace Morsels

The Rapture’s War on Our Union With God

Most Christians today are looking for an any-minute rapture that'll shuffle them off this mortal coil, into the sky to be with the Lord in Heaven, or, in the words of John G. Magee, Jr., to slip "the surly bonds of earth" and "touch the face of God." And while they hold to this hypothesis … Continue reading The Rapture’s War on Our Union With God