Insubordinate God

Grace/Truth Equation

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Bad Shepherds, The Good Shepherd (and Choosing Your Shepherd)


Read John 10:1-21.

Bad Shepherds

I was reading today about bad leaders (or bad shepherds, if you will). Continue reading

How I Gave Myself To Jesus But Then Gave Myself To Doubt (And Then Found Him Again In The Old Testament)


“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.”

John 10:1-2

How Jesus Views The Tanakh

In the verses to follow, Jesus is about to share who he is, using shepherd and sheep imagery from the Tanakh (or Old Testament). Something I’ve noticed about Jesus is his complete belief in the reliability and authority of the Old Testament scriptures. Speaking of the Tanakh he said, Continue reading

One thing I do know, though I was blind, now I see


eye-shower-98581_1280via-pixabay-public-domainRead John chapter 9.

In our last post from the book of John, Jesus’ disciples ask him why a man was born blind from birth. They open a dialogue about an age old question: Why is there suffering? (See Whose Sin Caused This (And does suffering prover there is no God?))

Concerning this man’s particular situation, Jesus answers his disciples directly: “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.” He then went on to say, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

Night Is Coming

Jesus identifies himself as “the light of the world.” But he also told his followers that Continue reading