April 14th, 2014 |
Author: James Date: 45-48 AD Audience: Followers of Jesus around the world Purpose: To provide practical advice on living as a follower of Jesus. Two of Jesus’ disciples were named James, but it is unlikely that either of them were … Continue reading
April 11th, 2014 |
TITUS Author: Paul Date: 64 AD Audience: Titus, pastor on the island of Crete Purpose: To encourage Titus and give him instructions on leading a church Have you ever started a new job or received a job promotion and realized … Continue reading
April 10th, 2014 |
2 Timothy 2:2 “You have heard me teach things that have been confirmed by many reliable witnesses. Now teach these truths to other trustworthy people who will be able to pass them on to others.” From prison, Paul writes his … Continue reading
April 10th, 2014 |
Author: Paul Date: 62 AD, 64-65 AD Some place the 2 Timothy as late as 67 AD Audience: Timothy, Pastor in Ephesus Purpose: To provide practical advice for leading a church and living out the calling of a pastor. Timothy … Continue reading
April 9th, 2014 |
Author: Paul, Silas, and Timothy Date: 51 AD Audience: Church in Thessalonica Purpose: To give hope that Jesus would return and to give instruction on how to live until that time The church at Thessalonica was full of brand new … Continue reading
Tag Archives: pilgrimage
On the day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit blew across the church and pilgrims from around the empire heard the Gospel in their own languages. Acts 2:12 tells us that bystanders were “amazed and confused.” They asked “what can this … Continue reading
In Acts 23-25, we find Paul under house arrest in Caesarea. For two years, he waited for his journey to start again. It’s interesting to note that the Biblical and historical records don’t reveal any activity from Paul during this … Continue reading
In 1 Samuel 16, David was anointed the next king of Israel, but he didn’t take the throne immediately. Instead, he went back to the pastures to tend the sheep. In 1 Samuel 17, David defeated Goliath at the Elah … Continue reading
(Editorial Note: Ignore the stupid face I make at the end. I thought the videographer had already stopped the camera. Whoops). Land plays a critical role in the story of the Bible. In fact, land is as important a character … Continue reading
When you study the Bible in the land where it happened, your surroundings add a new dimensionality to your understanding. The geography itself tells a story. The history and culture give us new frames. And when you go on that … Continue reading
“And now, compelled by the Spirit, I am going to Jerusalem, not knowing what will happen to me there.” Acts 20:22 Seven years ago, I came to Jerusalem with seven other pastors. To describe our story sounded like the beginning … Continue reading
“Thanks.” That’s what I said as I stood in front of St. Peter’s tomb in the excavations underneath the Vatican. We Protestants don’t have heroes. Or at least we don’t have many. I guess Jim Elliot, Lottie Moon, and Martin … Continue reading
Pilgrimage gives me a new perspective on Scripture. I know the Bible is real. I believe that and teach that. In fact, one of the things that compels me to do my job is an insatiable desire to see people … Continue reading
I played around with a lot of different titles for this one: “God loves idiots.” “God loves people I can’t stand.” “God loves people that drive me bonkers.” I decided it’s really just an issue of God’s love being bigger … Continue reading
You might have clued into it at some point along the way, but I’ve just returned from a 2-week adventure in Greece and Italy, following largely in the footsteps of Paul with a few sides trips to cool places like … Continue reading
Well, we just returned to the hotel from our final night in Rome. Here is a wrap-up of our trip.
Just a couple of quick thoughts from Rome. One spot is called Tre Fontane, and it is the location of Paul’s imprisonment and execution. The other is from St. Paul’s Basilica, which traditionally is believed to hold the remains of … Continue reading
Spent the day in Athens. Toured the Acropolis, including the Parthenon, the Odeion, and the Erechtheion. Temple of Hephaisteion, Stoa of Attalos and Temple of Zeus. Ate some great gyros. And scrambled all over Mars Hill, where Paul proclaimed the … Continue reading
Alright, there was a lot to show in Corinth, so…let’s get started. Video #1: Port of Cenchrae (Acts 18:18, Romans 16:1) Video #2: At the Bema in Corinth (Acts 18:12-16) Video #3: Between To Temples (1 Corinthians 1:18-31, 1 Corinthians … Continue reading
Here’s another video update.
I recorded this for Theology 101 the other day and thought I would share it here, as well.
Alright, Campers. It’s too late to blog, so I’m bringing you a little video instead!
For those who are interested, here’s what I’ll be up to for the next couple of weeks: Feb 27, Sun Depart Home Airport for Thessaloniki, Greece (SKG). Feb 28, Mon Plan arrival by 1:45 PM at the Thessaloniki airport for … Continue reading