Lean Into It!

Read Philippians 3:12-16 … Have you ever been watching one of the foot races in the Olympics? Whether it’s the 50-meter dash or the 26.2-mile Marathon, they both have one thing in common. When the runners are almost to the finish line, they start running as hard as they can. When they are almost to … Continue reading Lean Into It!

Strengthened with Might!

Read Ephesians 3:14-21 … Paul ends Ephesians 2 with a comment about how they were “built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit” (2:22). Then Paul begins chapter 4 with the admonition to “bear with one another in love” (4:2). Paul appears to be addressing the Ephesians as a group, as a … Continue reading Strengthened with Might!

Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon

This work has an impressive line-up of contributing authors and it is therefore no understatement to say that Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon lives up to the high scholarship and intellectual rigor implied by those authors. Composed of a series of essays, the book examines various topics that have a direct bearing on the Bible: how … Continue reading Hermeneutics, Authority, and Canon


In 1991 Jimmy Allen wrote the book Re-Baptism? to address an issue that had become both a significant and persistent point of dispute among those of the Restoration Movement. The issue revolves around what an individual must understand prior to their baptism; and further, what level of understanding about the reasons for their baptism must … Continue reading Re-Baptism?