What Healing Looks Like

In his book, Jesus & the Victory of God, N.T. Wright has an insightful section on miracles. He says that the point of Jesus' miracles isn't to do something impressive to convince people that Jesus is right; the miracles weren't "showy magic," an attempt to win the crowds, or even "proof" that Jesus was divine.…

Romans 16

In a previous post, I wrote about the easy-to-miss names mentioned in Paul's New Testament letters. But I can't leave this topic without highlighting the one letter that has more unknowns per square inch of ink. It's Romans, where Paul essentially takes all of chapter 16 to name names in the family. Now, it would…

One-Hit Wonders

This summer, when churches in my area resumed having in-person services, I visited a small congregation where my friend is the pastor. He was finishing a series on Ephesians, and he read some of Paul's final words as he wrapped up the letter: In order that you know how I am - what I’m doing…