Creatures Worship their Creator

I’m sure that John was not just a little overwhelmed. He compares what he sees with what’s familiar to him. He constantly describes what he sees as “It was like ….” and “It had the appearance of ….” I’m grateful for John’s descriptions. But it’s difficult to imagine creatures that John describes in today’s Bible…

In the Beginning was the Word

We begin reading John’s Gospel in today’s Bible reading. The beginning of John reads like the beginning of Genesis, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” John says, “In the beginning was the word and the word was with God and the word was God … The word became flesh and dwelt…

Is Critical Theory Biblical?

In light of the past three months of “mostly peaceful protests” in Minnesota, Oregon, Washington, and New York, the issue of Critical Theory has been on the minds of many. In fact, Critical Theory has been a discussion topic in the Southern Baptist Convention in recent years. Admittedly, I am late to the party and…

God: The Beginning and End of the Gospel Message

Today’s Bible reading begins Paul’s letter to the Romans, one of my favorite books of the Bible. OK, all of the books of the Bible are my favorites. But Romans holds a special place in my heart because in, Paul lays out the Gospel Message in the most plain and developed way. In Chapter One,…

God Owns it All

In today’s Bible reading, we read the parable of the Kingdom of God through the vineyard manager. In it, some day laborers are hired in the morning. They agree to work for a day’s wage. Several other times during the day, new workers are hired and agree to work for a day’s wage. At the…