Ascension of the Lord

Clap and Shout!
Daily Reflection

Come, everyone! Clap your hands! Shout to God with joyful praise! Psalm 47:1In the past three decades, Christians...

Mightier Than the Waves
Daily Reflection

When I lived in Southern California, I occasionally enjoyed body surfing at the beach. It was a thrill to get out in the...

Missional Community (Acts 1:6)
Bible Commentary

In the book of Acts, Jesus’ mission to restore the world as God intended it to be is transformed into the mission of...

An Orienting Vocation for the Kingdom of God (Acts 1:8)
Bible Commentary

The book of Acts begins with a post-resurrection interaction between Jesus and his disciples. Jesus teaches his...

God’s Grand Plan: A Theological Vision (Ephesians 1:1–3:21)
Bible Commentary

God's restoring work involves human beings both as recipients of grace and as participants in the work.

The Christian Life in a Nutshell
Daily Reflection

The phrase "in a nutshell" means something like "in a very brief summary" or "in very few words." Some scholars trace...