Holy Love + Vibrant Intellect + Practical Theology = Kingdom Living

It seems like it was just yesterday. Jesus was at a wedding with some friends and upon being asked, but not technically asked, by his mother, to do something about the wine shortage, he replies, “my time has not yet come”. Those six words will reverberate throughout the rest of John’s Gospel. Jesus, though livingContinue reading “Holy Love + Vibrant Intellect + Practical Theology = Kingdom Living”

Satan Enters Judas

What a haunting verse, “and Satan entered Judas”.  We aren’t talking about an outsider, we aren’t talking about Herod, a Pharisee, or a Roman guard. This is a disciple, one of the twelve (which Luke is quick to mention), of whom Satan has entered. Throughout the gospels there really isn’t much about Judas Iscariot. ThereContinue reading “Satan Enters Judas”

The Prince of Peace Weeps Over the City of Peace

There are two places in the gospels that we see Jesus weep. The first time he weeps over a person (John 11:35). The second time he weeps over a place (Luke 19:41). This Jesus, who rode into town on a donkey, doesn’t seem to be afraid of human emotion. He is, after all, fully human.Continue reading “The Prince of Peace Weeps Over the City of Peace”