A Primer on Sin

Jeff Munroe

READ : Judges 2:11-23 They abandoned the Lord and served the Baals and the Ashtaroth. (v. 13) Judges 2 serves as a summary of the book and also a primer on sin. Have you ever wondered what sin really is? It’s a word with complex theological meanings. A great thing about working at Western Theological Seminary is that when I …

God Does Not Have Grandchildren

Jeff Munroe

READ : Judges 2:6-10 There arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done for Israel. (v. 10) Jesus asks an important question in Luke 18:8, “When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” By asking the question, Jesus is implying that the transmission of faith between …

Disobedience!

Jeff Munroe

READ : Judges 1:1-2:5 You have not obeyed my voice. (2:2) A few years ago a friend convinced me to go see an ultra-violent “action” movie. The movie was two hours of nonstop killing with guns, arrows, explosions, and even bare hands. So many people were dying that I started to laugh because it was impossible to take the movie …

The With-God Life

Karen Bables

READ : John 15:1-8 I am the vine; you are the branches. (v. 5) Spiritual formation has also been called the “with-God” life. The goal of our with-God life is personal transformation that leads to the transformation of the world around us. The notion of being spiritually formed seems radical to those have seen the Christian life as only intellectual …

Glorifying God

Karen Bables

READ : Revelation 4:1-11 Worthy are you, our Lord and God . . . (v. 11) We are now ready for the last phrase of our definition of Christian spiritual formation: “the process of being conformed into the image of Christ, through a relationship of intimacy with God, by the power of the Spirit, in order to live a good …