Category Archives: Luke

“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 3: A Funeral for Heaven and Hell

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On the eve of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Russian Orthodox Church held a meeting to discuss and argue over the proper, faithful types of vestments priests should wear during worship. Little did they know that in the coming years they … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 2: Luke’s Justice

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Ostensibly, Mark Driscoll preaches the Bible and only the Bible. He gives sophistication to the old catchphrase, “The Bible says it; I believe it; and that settles it.” Nonetheless, if Mark’s sermon on Heaven and Hell was an essay, I … Continue reading

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“The Gates of Hell Will Not Overcome” Part 1: Mark Driscoll

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One of the goofball conundrums in evangelical circles involves the issue of accountability. Since Protestantism grew out of rejecting the Catholic hierarchy and evangelicalism, especially non-denominational churches, grew out of resisting mainline Protestant hierarchies and accountability structures, the question of … Continue reading

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Sermon on Luke 12.49-13.5: Get Rid of Your Stuff!

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An Anabaptist Renewal of Lent

Luke 4.1-13 is a difficult passage for me to read.  I have a history of being a slacker.  Sometimes I take pride in laziness, especially when I am rewarded for it.  One of my favorite stories to tell about this … Continue reading

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