Jesus’ resurrection was the dawn of New Creation in power. Yet we see signs of new-creation power already in Jesus’ incarnation, life and ministry, and sacrificial death. His victorious resurrection was the decisive vindication of
Among many other wondrous things, Christmas is a preview of Jesus’ second coming. Christmas is bittersweet. The angels announce good will and peace on earth. Unspeakable joy at the birth of a baby, the long-prophesied
The Bible reveals a whole and healing gospel. Good News! Today however, a third of the gospel is missing from much evangelical preaching, teaching, and living. Even among Wesleyans. The Bible is the story of
Most people these days know something about Pocahontas. Some even know the true story of her conversion to Christianity, and perhaps of the catechetical instruction she went through. But most people don’t know what happened
(Based on a non-canonical hypothetical conversation between Jesus and Thomas.) For forty days after his resurrection, Jesus met often with his apostles, speaking about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). The apostles asked many questions
John Wesley said God’s providence is a key Christian truth. “There is scarce any doctrine in the whole compass of revelation which is of deeper importance than this” (Sermon 67, “On Divine Providence,” Par. 7).
In Ephesians Paul speaks of “principalities and powers” (KJV), or “rulers and authorities” (NRSV). In Ephesians 3:10 Paul writes that God’s plan is that “through the church the wisdom of God in its rich variety