Scandalous Salvation (Mark 2:13–17)

Introduction As we saw previously, 2:1–3:6 contains five pericopes (narrative sections) in which controversy looms large. Conflict is a predominate theme in these verses. Though there remains at this point a sense of secretiveness to those who do not grasp the story line (unbelievers), nevertheless, Read More …

#RacismMatters (Part 4) (Acts 6:1–7)

Semper Reformanda—“always reforming.” This has been the motto, if not the consistent practice, of self-proclaimed biblical churches since the famed sixteenth-century reformation. That reformation commenced 499 years ago this month. Thoughtful Christians are grateful for that movement. As church leaders and their congregations became convinced Read More …