Yom Kippur and Graceland


1 & 2 Peter, Biblical Meditations, Christian Life, Current Events, Hebrews, Romans, Theology

Every Saturday The Commercial Appeal in Memphis publishes a “Faith in Memphis” section with a “Faith in Memphis Panel.”  The editor asks local religious leaders to respond to a current issue in the news.  That issue is usually about atonement when Yom Kippur rolls around each year.  Yom Kippur is the Jewish “day of atonement” […]

Fancy It Forward:
September 14, 2013

Obscurity Fit for a King


Christian Life, Hebrews, Theology

“For in subjecting all things to him, he left nothing that is not subject to him.  But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him” (Heb 2.8). All the world sat agape as the future King of England entered the world last week.  Given the ubiquitous news coverage, I am surprised there wasn’t an […]

Fancy It Forward:
July 26, 2013

Whispers and Megaphones


Biblical Meditations, Church Life, Hebrews

“Take care, brethren, that there not be in any one of you an evil, unbelieving heart that falls away from the living God.  But encourage one another day after day, as long as it is still called ‘Today,’ so that none of you will be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.  For we have become […]

Fancy It Forward:
October 24, 2011

The New Adam


Hebrews, Mark, Matthew, Philippians, Romans, Theology

For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous (Rom 5.19). The type/antitype relationship between Adam and Jesus in Romans 5 is a theological gold mine.  In a sense, we can simplify all men down to this relationship.  […]

Fancy It Forward:
March 21, 2009