The Gospel of God

“[T]he good news about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God…” (Mark 1:1). Jesus Christ is the gospel. The Corinthians thought it was about spiritual gifts and supernatural manifestations.  While encouraging them in the gifts of the spirit, Paul pointed the Corinthians to something even greater: Jesus Christ and Him crucified, the wisdom and power…

The Toothless Gospel

Rob Bell recently came out in support of gay marriage (see his interview here).  While I’m disappointed, I can’t say I’m surprised.  I read Love Wins.  My point isn’t really to talk about Rob Bell.  But his thinking in Love Wins and his support of gay marriage illustrate something about the church that concerns me. …

Review of “The Post-church Christian”

Not long ago, I heard Millennials (AKA “Generation Y”) were ditching church in record numbers.  Through an interview on The Unitive, I found myself at PostChurchChristian.com.  They offer a free copy of The Post-Church Christian: Dealing with the Generational Baggage of Our Faith to bloggers willing to review the book.  Suddenly, my path was clear…

Inflation: Jeremiah 12

“Why do all the faithless live at ease?…You are always on their lips but far from their hearts.                                                                          …

The Sound of Wailing: Jeremiah 9

“The sound of wailing is heard from Zion: How ruined we are!  How great is our shame!”      (Jer. 9:19)             Throughout scripture, wailing is common when the Lord comes in judgment and leaves no hope of escape or recovery.  There was wailing when all the first-born were slain in Egypt, and in John’s…

The Jesus Pictures: Guest Post by Cameron Fultz

Recently, a friend lent me a book entitled The Jesus Pictures by Cameron Fultz.  In the book, Cameron outlines a Christ-saturated approach to the scriptures that is taught by the scriptures themselves (Luke 24:45-47; John 5:39-40).  I feel this is deeply important.  What follows here is material I’ve excerpted from chapter one of Cameron’s book (with his…

Christ in the Feasts

In December of 2011, the Lord drew me to study the seven feasts that Israel observed (see Leviticus 23).  Throughout 2012, I studied the feasts off and on.  My church also let me teach about each feast as it came up on the calendar.  Gradually, I organized my notes into a new booklet, and I’m…

The Supremacy of Jesus

             This post was written at the request of reader, Mitch Smith—https://thevoiceofone.org/2013/03/09/suggestion-box/#comments.  Thanks, Mitch!  ***             Revelation is nothing if not a book about the supremacy of Christ.  From start to finish, it is full of images that communicate both the fact and the spirit of His supremacy.  What do…

Suggestion Box

I’m going to step out here and do something I’ve never done before.  This is a question for readers of The Voice of One: Is there anything you’d like me to write a post about?  This is definitely a risky move because this post could easily hang out there, flapping in the cyber-wind, with nary…

The Need for Ante-creation: Jeremiah 4 & 5

Picture by Patrick Murphy: http://inspiredsketch.blogspot.com/ An excerpt from my booklet entitled, “Jeremiah: Fire Shut up in My Bones.”  ***             “I looked at the earth, and it was formless and empty; and at the heavens, and their light was gone…I looked, and there were no people; every bird in the sky had flown away.  I looked,…