MESSIAH

THE TWENTY-FIRST DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. Under the provisions of the Mosaic Code, even a man like Caiaphas could serve as high priest in Israel. And because Israel's covenant-keeping God had created the priestly office and confirmed Caiaphas for service within it, Jesus treated both man and office with great respect. Yet Jesus knew full well that even … [Read more...]

Family Notes 17/06/2015

THE SEVENTEENTH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. NOT DIET BUT RENEWED MIND When you first meet gracEmail subscriber and marathon runner Eddie Robbins, you could not guess that in 1999 this Christian brother from the Greater Atlanta area weighed one-third of a thousand pounds, that he shed one-third of them during the next twelve months, then ran a marathon to … [Read more...]

SON OF MAN–ALREADY AND NOT YET

THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN Matthew in particular includes sayings of Jesus that affirm a future role for the Son of man as judge, a role based on a vision in Daniel 7 (Matt. 10:23; 13:41; 24:27-30, 37, 39, 44:16:27-28; 19:28). This end-of-the-world function remains a future event for the most part, but arguably it has broken into ongoing … [Read more...]

Family Notes 10/06/2015

THE TENTH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. A PLACE IN HISTORY Finding their Voices: Sermons by Women in the Churches of Christ, edited by D'Esta Love (ACU Press, 2015), 254 pages. This new book not only relates history, it also makes history, preserving sermons of 29 women from Churches of Christ, a new notion during the past 100+ years among this fellowship, … [Read more...]

CAIAPHAS ON TRIAL

THE SEVENTH DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN Caiaphas is the high priest, corrupt to be sure, but he wears the title and the sacred vestments nonetheless. As such, he is the one to whom Jesus is taken by the mob in hopes of obtaining a death sentence for blasphemy. Caiaphas presses Jesus to admit that he is either Messiah or Son of God. In the mind of the … [Read more...]

Family Notes 03/06/2015

THE THIRD DAY OF JUNE IN THE YEAR OF GRACE TWO THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN. CONGRATS RON CURTIS Congratulations to gracEmail subscriber Ron Curtis, whose book manuscript on how to have an almost-perfect marriage won FIRST PLACE in the Readers Choice Awards at the recent Ridgecrest Christian Writers Conference. I grew up with Ron (then Ronnie, who became an engineer as an adult) and he was … [Read more...]