The Book of Acts (video)

The book of Acts chronicles the spread of the gospel in the early church and offers transformative grace for us today. For more, check out Acts: A 12-Week Study.

The Justice Calling

The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance is a comprehensive biblical theology of justice that is practically engaging. Bethany Hanke Hoang and Kristen Deede Johnson bring together their deep study of […]

Jesus and Children

In his ministry, Jesus showed striking interest in and love for children. To the surprise of his disciples, he often including them in his teaching: “Then children were brought to him […]

Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday is the commemoration and celebration of the receiving of the Holy Spirit by the early church as recorded in Acts 2. In Acts 2, Jesus’ promise of the Spirit […]

Why Study the Book of Acts?

In addition to writing the notes on Acts for the Gospel Transformation Bible, I also wrote Acts: A 12-Week Study. Author and Purpose Acts is a sequel to the Gospel […]

God’s Hospitality

I was recently a special guest on the White Horse Inn podcast for a four-week series, God’s Hospitality. We explored the them of feasting from Genesis to Revelation. After eating […]

Walking in Good Works

Ephesians 2 is filled with the good news of grace for both our justification and sanctification. The chapter begins by describing our natural condition—trapped in sin and by sin, rebelling against […]

God, Grace, and Suffering

I had the privilege of teaching for the Key Life radio broadcast. The series is “God, Grace, and Suffering” and we look at three psalms: Ps. 18, Ps. 22, and Ps. […]

God & Feminine Language and Imagery

If you read the Bible, it is pretty clear that primarily masculine imagery is found throughout the Old Testament in reference to God (“father,” “warrior,” or “jealous husband,” for example). […]