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Blog Archives: October 2011


Why Bother With The Old Testament?

Stephen Gundlach
If you’re anything like me, reading the Old Testament can be a task filled with moments of intrigue followed by boredom and at worst, moral disturbance.  The Bible contains enthralling human drama and mystifying supernatural occurrences mixed in with long genealogies and disturbing acts committed in God’s name.  The latter seem completely incompatible with Jesus’ teaching causing some people to question why they should bother reading it at all.   This past Sunday at City Church, Old Testament scholar Dr. Peter Enns addressed this ...

What Makes Jesus Mad

Fred Harrell
Reflections on 15 (an occasional series during our 15th year of ministry)   There's a place in the gospel of Mark, Chapter 10, where Jesus gets mad. I think anytime he gets mad about something we should listen up. Here's the passage:   People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.   ...