As someone who collected comics years ago, I love the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. The decades of characters and stories created in the comics combine with modern special effects to create the ultimate “popcorn” events. Thor: Ragnarok, released in 2017, was one I really looked forward to since I had read the original Ragnarok story … Continue reading “He Who Sits in the Heavens Laughs (Part 2)”
This morning many were learning of the passing of Colin Powell, former U.S. secretary of state, at 84. No human other than Jesus is perfect, but Powell was in more than one way an important figure in U.S. military and government matters for years. Many, including myself, mourn his passing. In my case, an experience … Continue reading “The Narrative Doesn’t Know It All”
Sometimes you watch a movie and years later only remember one or two things about it, and the rest is just “meh”. In Undercover Blues, released in 1993, Stanley Tucci’s character Muerte, a mugger, is the best part of the movie. He growls lines like: “My name is Muerte…it means death! Remember my name!” before … Continue reading “He Who Sits in the Heavens Laughs (Part 1)”
Do you hate paying taxes? Maybe you think you pay too much. That others don’t pay enough. Maybe you don’t like what its being used for. Maybe the system is just too complicated and a hassle. In Jesus’ day, people also hated paying taxes. As noted in a prior post, Jesus lived and ministered during … Continue reading “Found! A Man in Need of an Ally”
Part 1 focused on “Taxi Cab”, a song by twenty øne piløts, which provided the name of this blog and helps explain its purpose. “Driving Toward the Morning Sun” reminds us of our destiny in Christ and builds on the “forerunner” metaphor that anchors our “full assurance of hope”. Part 2 adds the importance of … Continue reading “Driving Toward the Morning Sun (Part 2)”
“We have all become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous deeds are like a polluted garment. We all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.” – Isaiah 64:6“And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your … Continue reading “Driving Toward the Morning Sun (Part 1)”
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16“We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on … Continue reading “The Sure Eternal Path”
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’” – Genesis 1:28“Did he not make them one, with … Continue reading “Godly Offspring Aren’t an Accident”
“The poor is disliked even by his neighbor, but the rich has many friends.Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.” – Proverbs 14:20-21“The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” – Mark 1:1 In May, I heard a sports update on … Continue reading “More than Truth”
“But with you there is forgiveness, that you may be feared.” – Psalm 130:4“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.” – Proverbs 9:10 So far, I’ve written about Jesus as the only Answer to our need for purpose. He is the only one … Continue reading “Tuning in to Wisdom”
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