Advent Sermon: The Original Immanuel

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Yesterday, the second Sunday of Advent, I gave the message at Renewal Church Memphis. It was titled, “The Original Immanuel,” and was based in Isaiah 7. There were 3 points I put on our radar:

1) Immanuel in Isaiah’s day.

2) Immanuel in Christ.

3) Immanuel today and always.

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Andrew Wilson Interview with Tom Wright

Andrew WilsonAndrew Wilson, blogger at Think Theology and one of the pastor-elders of King’s Church Eastbourne in England, interviewed Tom Wright last week at the Think Conference – 23rd May 2013.

During the interview, Wilson put forth varying questions about all sorts of biblical-theological issues. You can download the full interview here. Below are the questions from the session, along with time markers to help you navigate through the 42-minute interview. Continue reading

Prodigal Thought Podcast – Individualism vs Collectivism

PodcastHere we are with episode 2 at Prodigal Thought Podcast.

In this session, I discuss a topic that I recently looked at during a church leader’s gathering here in the Brussels area: there is a difference between our modern western ideas of individualism and the ancient (and non-western) perspective of collectivism.

Listen to or download the 17-minute podcast below. Continue reading

Prodigal Thought Podcast Begins

PodcastHere we are starting up Prodigal Thought Podcast. This is something that I’ve been desiring to do for a few years now. So, connect and listen each week.

We start with episode 1… (enter in the Star Wars theme song).

To start, I share some ideas about what the podcast will consist, also looking at a topic I’m considering for my dissertation in the future. Click on the icon below to listen or you can download it. Continue reading

Why We’re Not Called To Think Like Gollum

During the month of October, we are engaging in a series at Cornerstone on our identity in Christ – Who are we? What has God done for us and in us?

These are extremely important questions to understand.

This past Sunday, I particularly looked at Paul’s words in Romans 5:20-6:14.

Watch this short clip from The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and then read on. Continue reading