Posts by hickerson (Page 16)

Posts by hickerson (Page 16)

Advent Reflection: Incarnation as Saved by Jesus’ Life

Incarnation: Saved by Jesus’ Death and also His Life “We shall be saved by His Life” (Romans 5:10) In this season of reflecting on the coming of the Eternal Son into the world at Bethlehem, we are exploring the precious doctrine of the Incarnation.    We are considering that Immanuel “God with us” means God as us– the Word becoming flesh and dwelling among us.   This is closeness indeed, for God not only draws near us, but actually gets “under our…

Prayer Reflection on 1st Antiphonal Advent Prayer (author unknown to me)

O Wisdom, coming forth from the mouth of the Most High, reaching from one end to the other mightily, and sweetly ordering all things: Come and teach us the way of prudence. I cannot think unless I have been thought, 
Nor can I speak unless I have been spoken. 
I cannot teach except as I am taught, 
Or break the bread except as I am broken. 
O Mind behind the mind through which I seek, 
O Light within the light…

Jesus Born in Haiku

Here is a meditation on the birth of the Lord Jesus by Lance.  The Haiku form of poetry uses seventeen sound units in three phrases of 5-7-5 sounds respectively.  (Unable to verify artist of the delightful watercolor used as background, and have enjoyed it separately for a time.)

Reliability of the Bible Text Explored

Mainstream media promotes several books that give a cynical answer to the question of how we got the Bible.  Highly prominent is author and scholar Bart Ehrman who wrote Misquoting Jesus. His concern in asking how we got the Bible is certainly good.  However, it is difficult to get a complete, and therefore adequate picture from what has become the typical mainstream discussion.  For a well-rounded and very accessible discussion of Biblical Reliability, I have linked to  Greg Koukl’s latest 10…

Romans Rap by Professor Gagnon

Robert Gagnon is a Professor of New Testament and held a meeting for Forest Home several years ago.  Here is “The Professor” doing a highly informative rap “song” about Romans: