Revelation Class 1 Part 2 – Baggage and Background

This is the class lecture from the first night of our Revelation class. Enjoy! Also, if you hear any edited spots in the audio, it is because we cut out the questions/comments made from the class. This was of course not ideal, we would prefer to keep them in. However, it is not ideal to pass the microphone around during class either, so unfortunately those parts could...

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Revelation – Class 1 Part 1 – Baggage and Background

This is the class lecture from the first night of our Revelation class. Enjoy! Also, if you hear any edited spots in the audio, it is because we cut out the questions/comments made from the class. This was of course not ideal, we would prefer to keep them in. However, it is not ideal to pass the microphone around during class either, so unfortunately those parts could...

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Racial Perspective

With the events of our nation, the church needs to speak on the issue of racism and the polarities that exist in our American landscape.   http://hillsborocongregational.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Race-and-our-Times.mp3   Download  —   Race and our...

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Easter Musings…Dead Man Walking

Last year, I was teaching a class of teenagers about the resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth. I was regularly using the language of “bodily resurrection” to refer to the event we now remember as Easter morning. Eventually, a student raised her hand and said, “What do you mean by the word ‘bodily’?” At first, I was a little surprised to hear this question. On second...

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Interpreting the Bible

Good biblical interpretation is essential if for no other reason than bad biblical interpretation exists. One of my favorite New Testament scholars, Ben Witherington III, tells a humorous story that illustrates my point. Decades ago, Ben and a friend were driving through the desert when their car broke down. They were fortunate enough to be picked up by an elderly...

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Beliefs?

When examining the historic biblical Christian faith, there is no better place to start than with what C.S. Lewis called “Mere Christianity.” Mere Christianity is that which has been believed everywhere, always, and by all.” What beliefs have Christians always held for 2,000 years? Well, here they are… 1.      I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and...

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