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 …

True Glory Lifts Up

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This tangenetic thread of thought was inspired by a quote I heard from Ravi Zacharias in one of his podcast episodes. I do not recall which one but you can find his podcasts linked on his website, http://rzim.org/media/listen. The quote is by F.W. Boreham in his essay titled “The Poppies And The Corn,” discussing their mutual glory; There is a very lovable thing about poppies in the corn that I can never sufficiently admire. The poppies never belittle the corn, they glorify it. You’d think not the less but the more …

The Rise of Victimhood

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Counseling is something I just happen to do. As a student pastor, there are many hats to wear and counselor is definitely one of them. For some reason, counseling comes naturally to me. Other than one college course (maybe two…don’t really recall), I haven’t had any official training or education in counseling. My hunch is that my natural knack for it comes from my personal wiring and that I’ve learned the art of bluffing. I am a good liar. My default defense mechanism is to bluff. I am both proud and ashamed …