The Gospel of John – Logos

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“In the beginning was the Word…” John 1:1 In my last post introducing the Gospel of John, we covered much of the context, quirks, construction, and goals of John’s gospel. We mentioned that John will lean heavily both on Jewish Scriptures and Greek culture as his source material. And here, in the first words of this gospel, we are hit with it. But before we jump into that, I would like to spend a minute explaining what the word gospel actually means. Gospel, euaggelion in the Greek, simply means a proclamation of good …

Strangers in the Kingdom of God

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The world is broken. We are at war and war is the problem. People want to know if you are for them or against them. You also want to know if someone is for or against you. We continually evaluate each other (especially those we do not know) to conclude what side they are on. This is one of many the things wrong with our world. There are so many battle lines that our society is a dissected dysfunctional mess. Our fingers are always pointed out while our hearts are …