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Matthew 23, Progressive Pictures of Jesus

What do you see when you visualize Jesus Christ? The stained glass Tiffany windows in  the sanctuary of my childhood church (First Presbyterian, Newport News) depicted Jesus in pastoral settings.   One image showed Jesus at the home of Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42) with a dog under his chair.  “The dog was a favorite artist’s device […]

Matthew 23, Laying Down the Law

If you want to understand the New Testament you have to understand the Apostle Paul. And you can’t get very far into Paul’s writings before you come across one of his main themes—abuse of “the Law.” Just what is or was the Law, and why does Paul devote so much energy and passion to it?  Before you […]

Are Jesus’ Words Really in “Red Letters?”

Many Christians like reading from so-called “Red Letter” Bibles because they are told that the words spoken by Jesus are written in red ink. It can be helpful for some readers, since in the King James Version, there are no quotation marks used to identify when someone is speaking. The idea of “Red Letter” Bibles goes […]

Oh, Jerusalem: A Biographical Lament

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!”(Matthew 23:37 ESV) Jesus said these words upon his last week in Jerusalem prior to His […]

Dinosaurs in Hell!!

As we lead into week two this coming Sunday of our 2013 Facts and Faith Symposium, we will be exploring the intersection of Biblical faith and Science as it relates to the age of the earth. One question we received this past week was: What happened to the dinosaurs, and how were they destroyed? This […]