MARK 6, PT 2 | HOSPITALITY AND SUFFERING

MARK 6, PT 2 | HOSPITALITY AND SUFFERING

This is part 6 of a multi-part series on the book of Mark. Today, we’re in Mark 6:7-13. Relying on Hospitality Jesus had done just enough teaching to begin pushing his disciples out to make mistakes, not on their own but with another (6:7)—surely for both...
B4T: STATE OF THE UNION

B4T: STATE OF THE UNION

We are at the beginning of 2024. As we look back on last year and into the new year, let’s reflect on the “state of the union” (SOTU) in the B4T movement. We will be looking at where it has been (B4T 1.0), where it is now (B4T 2.0), and where it is heading (B4T 3.0)....
WOUNDED HEALERS IN THE MARKETPLACE

WOUNDED HEALERS IN THE MARKETPLACE

The following is a guest post, contributed by Mats Tunehag of BAM Global. Life with Christ is not a story from rags to riches. It is not about being successful with our plans. We are not called to be successful but faithful to God, and to say yes to his calling to be...
ECCLESIASTES: BREVITY

ECCLESIASTES: BREVITY

This is part 15 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes. Qoheleth (Solomon) has used the term “under the sun” 26 times to indicate that we are under a curse. He used the word “hebel” more than 35 times. Everything is out of balance under the sun. Some...
ECCLESIASTES 12: AGING

ECCLESIASTES 12: AGING

This is part 14 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes. When I was in my late 20’s, my mentor told me not to strive to accomplish everything under the sun right now, and that I would likely become my most productive in my 60’s. The 20’s and 30’s are...
ECCLESIASTES 10: PREPARATION

ECCLESIASTES 10: PREPARATION

This is part 12 of a many-part blog series on the book of Ecclesiastes. Solomon is back to his old (good) ways again. In Ecclesiastes 10, he uses proverbs to teach nuggets of wisdom. This means that though hebel effects everything, it doesn’t negate everything. So...