Freedom for Slavery

Paradox lies at the heart Christian faith. Strength is found in weakness, the first will be last and losing life is how we find it. Most striking, we find the mighty God in a crib and on a cross. The majesty of the Creator is his humility. Peter touches another paradox in his first letter. He states, […]

Rethinking Rest

I have been working through a book by Walter Brueggemann titled Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now. I have been challenged to rethink the theological and practical significance of Sabbath for our time and culture. As I have thought about the theme  biblically and theologically I have learned a few helpful insights. […]

The Creature’s Psalm

Psalm 131 is a short psalm containing only three verses. And yet, it is crammed full of great creation theology. With brevity, the psalmist captures the heart of what it means to be a creature before God. He presents a pathway to peace, an alternative to a frantic existence. Take a look at the text. […]

I am Onesimus

Do you recall the story of Onesimus? He was the runaway slave of a man named Philemon. Through a strange series of events this runaway ended up in Rome in Paul’s company.  Exactly how this occurred (whether it was intentional or unintentional) is never spelled out. We know that Paul had a relationship with Philemon […]