Faithfulness to Jesus involves sacrifice and suffering ridicule as part of submitting to his ultimately victorious kingship!
The centurion, who was standing by in front of Him … said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!”
The account is peppered with the sardonic application of “kingship” to Jesus. But there is irony here: from Mark’s inkwell, Jesus’ kingship becomes a powerful truth—sarcastically affirmed by the scoffers but true nonetheless … Read more →
Jeffrey Arthurs: And this is How I Preach …
[Jeff is a good friend, and fellow-homiletician and fellow-member in the Evangelical Homiletics Society. It’s a pleasure to feature him on How I Preach.]
Jeffrey D. Arthurs
Professor of Preaching and Communication
Chair, Division of Practical Theology
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, S. Hamilton, Massachusetts
Current gig (preaching, teaching, etc.) and years at it:
Teaching preaching at Gordon-Conwell for 12 … Read more →
Faithfulness in discipleship involves self-denial for the cause of Jesus, without concern for self-preservation.
But he denied [it] ….
But again he denied [it] ….
But he began to curse and swear ….
Mark 14:68, 70, 71
The “sandwich” structure (Peter in the outside stories, 14:53–54, 66–72; Jesus in the inside, 14:55–65) is a masterpiece of a literary creation, especially in this pericope: Jesus and Peter are compared in two separate trials—Peter, too, … Read more →
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It’s pretty hard to be creative in a quiet space. And a loud workplace can be frustrating and distracting. But, the mix of calm and commotion in an environment like a coffee house is proven to be just what you need to get those creative juices flowing.”
“They” are Coffitivity, a group of software developers. And there is an app for this. For iOS and Android. Yup, it’s called Coffitivity. Rated 4+ in the Mac App Store.
Our team has delivered … Read more →
I saw it last year in Paris. And it’s pretty small. 30 inches × 21 inches. But there’s always a huge crowd around it. And everyone’s got their smart phones and cameras out. No one’s looking. Everyone’s taking pictures. Of the Mona Lisa. In the Louvre.
Maybe they want to remember it after they get home. (It always puzzles me why folks [including me] think their own pictures of famous places, pictures, and persons are better than ones you find on Google Images. But … Read more →
It’s a nice fantasy. You walk into a gas station, give up a dollar, buy one of those tickets, and you win a huge lottery! Now you can buy your own island in the tropics and your own NBA team! Nice!
(That fingers-crossed blue logo is that of U.K.’s National Lottery.)
Last December the Mega Millions payoff in the U.S. was $648 million, just $8 million short of the record set in a March 202 drawing.
The Mega Millions website gives you the odds of hitting the jackpot: … Read more →
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Abe Kuruvilla is Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministries at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas, and a dermatologist in private practice. His passion is to explore, explain, and exemplifying preaching. Learn more →