Lance Hickerson (Page 8)

Lance Hickerson (Page 8)

Scriptures on Christian Identity–Who Are We?

Please find below a list of Scriptures to contemplate regarding who we are in Christ.  These can be understandably inspiring while also unpredictably encouraging.  Some believers report seasons when they read these every day. Who Am I? Scriptures on Christian Identity Who Am I? Scriptures on Christian Identity

A Reasonable Faith: Top 25 Apologetics Websites

There are some wonderful resources from folks working to articulate the many reasons Christians believe what they believe.  Check out the various websites mentioned here. A Reasonable Faith: Top 25 Apologetics Websites (click to read)

The Meaning & Value of the Person: a Historical Perspective

For me, one of the most profound contributions to the world is the discovery through Christ that humans are persons of extreme value. What is quickly taken for granted in the broad range of western discussion is a ceaseless societal mantra on human rights and individual value.  Where did the beatific chant of indiscriminate human value come from and why should it persist?  As a Christian, I have good answers to both questions, based ultimately on humanity as created in…

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…