Virgin Birth – Anticipation – God’s Promises

Isaiah 7:13-17 13 Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of humans? Will you try the patience of my God also? 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. 15 He will be eating curds and honey when he knows enough to rejectContinue reading “Virgin Birth – Anticipation – God’s Promises”

Freedom of God

“The idealized God is maintained at the expense of his freedom.  The idealized God lacks flexibility; initiative, the capacity to surprise.  The resulting picture of God is a sophisticated idol, but still an idol.” (Judson Mather, “The Comic Art of the Book of Jonah.” Soundings 65, no. 3 [September 1, 1982], 286). I read this in my research onContinue reading “Freedom of God”

Cracks in the Asphalt

Today I was driving into the office and I noticed some cracks in the the asphalt.  It looked like the city had come through and put tar (or whatever that stuff is) in the cracks to try to seal them back up.  But somehow, through the tar, there was still some patches of green grassContinue reading “Cracks in the Asphalt”

Fear God, not the world

I received Church Dogmatics for Christmas, and when I have a few moments I like to read a bit.  Also, I can only digest a little bit at a time.  Today I read this and I was encouraged and challenged. The Church should fear God and not fear the world.  But only if an asContinue reading “Fear God, not the world”

Do you hear God speaking in all of creation?

Does God speak through all of creation?  Or does he only speak through accepted forms of revelation?  This is part of the question that I have to answer for my research thesis for my Masters Degree.  I came across this video and I thought it was interesting.  I would love to here your thoughts onContinue reading “Do you hear God speaking in all of creation?”