Missional Mandate – Subduing the Powers

December 5, 2019

In the beginning of the Theodrama, God created humanity as God’s image to partner with God in the filling, co-creating, and shepherding of the creation.  When God chose Israel as the firstborn among the nations, God invested this same identity and vocation in them as they were tasked with filling the land God had given […]


Missional Mandate: Filling the Earth

December 2, 2019

In the beginning of the Theodrama, God created humanity as God’s image upon the earth and blessed them with a vocation. God called humanity to partner with God in the filling, co-creating, and shepherding of the creation. That we are the image of God is our identity, and the task God has given us is […]


Formation of Community – Prayer

November 28, 2019

Formed on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, this new community of Jesus followers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). Teaching, eating, and shared resources formed this new community, and prayer also formed them. Luke is rather specific. He identifies this component […]


Formation of Community: Fellowship

November 25, 2019

Formed on the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, this new community of Jesus followers “devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers” (Acts 2:42). While it is possible to understand the breaking of bread and prayers as categories under the heading of “fellowship,” the word “fellowship” […]


The Table of the Lord

November 21, 2019

As the newly formed community of Jesus-followers assembled daily in the temple, they prayed together and listened to the teaching of the apostles. And they also gathered in homes as small groups to break bread together. When Luke, the author of Acts, says that the disciples of Jesus were devoted to the breaking of bread, […]


The Teaching of the Apostles

November 18, 2019

As renewed Israel gathered daily in the temple, they listened to the teaching of the apostles, and they committed themselves to that teaching. The apostles were mentored by Jesus for three years during his earthly ministry, and during forty days after his resurrection, Jesus taught the apostles about the good news of the kingdom of […]


Formation of Community: Assembly

November 14, 2019

On the day of Pentecost, three thousand people were baptized into a new community. They embraced the good news of Jesus the Messiah whom God had raised from the dead and exalted to the throne of David. In its early days, thousands were added to this community, including priests and Pharisees. The restoration of Israel […]


Invitation into Community: Baptism

November 11, 2019

Filled with the Spirit, Peter, on the day of Pentecost, proclaimed the good news of the kingdom of God. Jesus was a prophet attested by God through many signs, but the ruling powers crucified him. Though humanity killed Jesus through the hands of the unjust, God raised Jesus from the dead. Peter himself, along with […]


The Pouring Out of the Spirit

November 10, 2019

One hundred and twenty disciples, men and women, were gathered in a room waiting for the promised Holy Spirit who would empower them to bear witness to the ends of the earth to the reign of God’s Messiah. Finally, their waiting came to end. God poured out the Spirit upon them, and they were each […]


New Publication: Anchors for the Soul

November 5, 2019

This is a second edition of a book published in 2001. I have updated it, and now it includes a video course, an audiobook, and a journal to accompany the reading of the chapters. I hope you will take a look. “Anchors for the Soul” chronicles my story, interweaving a biblical theology of suffering without […]