"“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us)."- Matthew 1:23 'Immanuel,' when broken down- comes from the hebrew words: 'Umma'- meaning 'against or beside' 'Am'- meaning 'people' but more specifically in the way it is most often used, 'all mankind' 'El'- Shortened … Continue reading Matthew 1:23- ‘It’s Not Just For Christmas Anymore!’
What is the ‘rock’ upon which the church is built?
Hey- did you know?.... - When Peter first confessed that Jesus was the Messiah, it was at a place called 'Caesarea Phillipi,' which actually featured a temple dedicated to the pagan god, 'Pan.' Here's an artist's rendering of it: And here's a photo of the ruins from above the altar that still exist: - The … Continue reading What is the ‘rock’ upon which the church is built?
The Spy Who Loved Me
Nearly everyone probably agrees that country has too much conflict right now, and I believe the church-while not to blame- is not only not helping, we are exacerbating the problem. I think I may know a root cause, and this one isn't political, racial, economic or sexual. It's theological.