I bought gas … for $1.99/gallon yesterday. And then I saw another station with gas for $1.97/gallon. Obviously, these a signs of the immanent end of the world.

Fibonacci Poetry and Covenantal Streakers The following are a few thoughts generated by my Old Testament class last week. Naturally, beginning with Genesis, there had to be some discussion of Genesis 1-2 and what the Biblical answer is to Evolution and more generally, modern science. Dr. Schwab, the Old Testament professor at Erskine, graduated from…

Eucharistic Meditation This is a covenantal meal. This cup is the New Covenant in the blood of Jesus, and this bread is His body for you. Every week when we gather here you are renewing covenant with your God. A covenant is an agreement with stipulations and blessings and curses which flow from obedience or…

Mark 11: Royalty, Authority and Faith IntroductionThe Kingdom of God is established in the person and work of Jesus Christ: not ceremonies, not traditions, not good intentions, and not even right theology. The Triumphal EntryIn this event Jesus is consciously fulfilling prophecy. Zech. 9 foretold of the coming King of Israel who would come riding…

Exhortation Scripture says that “love covers a multitude of sins”. It does not say that it might or that it could. It says that it does. This means that if we are not regularly covering sins, then whatever we have, it certainly is not love. Our love for our brothers and sisters must be so…

Holy Trinity Weekly Today, September 14th, is Holy Cross Day or Holy Rood Day in England (“Rood” is the medieval English word for “cross of Christ”). This day is also called the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross or the Triumph of the Cross and commemorates the dedication of the Church of the Holy…

Eucharistic Meditation James and John ask Jesus, “Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory.” And Jesus says, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I…

Mark 10:17-52 Intense Loyalty IntroductionThis text is about the coming to grips with what God wants from us, what His claim is on our lives. We’ve talked about the fact of the Kingdom; that this kingdom was a declaration of doom to all other authorities. Herod wasn’t stupid for having all the babies killed. Jesus…

Exhortation The word glory (in Hebrew “cavod”) literally means “heavy” or “weighty”. To glorify something is literally to make it weigh more, to make it heavier, to make something or someone substantial. Often, in the ancient world this is what literally happened. People “glorified” the king by bringing their riches to him. Kings and nobles…

River Sings I Don’t Think So