Carlos Xavier

October 25, 2020

Political Prayers

I want to remind the church of the command to include in your prayers all political leaders and really all those in government. Paul says to […]
October 25, 2020


I came upon a poem which reads more like an ode to the plant Evergreen by Rose Marie Juan Austin: Firm to the ground Standing tall […]
September 9, 2020

The Gospel of the Kingdom = word = spirit = salvation = rebirth

Greg Deuble       When Paul wrote to the Corinthians that the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus are “amongst things of primary importance,” the point under […]
September 9, 2020

Biblical Realism in Relation to Israel

Bill Wachtel In so-called “replacement theology,” which is very widespread, literal, ethnic, national Israel is no longer in view as God’s covenant people, but rather the […]
September 9, 2020

Separating Jesus from his Teachings

Sir Anthony F. Buzzard The contemporary way of inviting people to become Christians is unlike the biblical method. Today the invitation is rather vague: “Accept Jesus […]
July 29, 2020

Jerome Bible Commentary on the Kingdom Gospel

eds. Brown, Fitzmeyer, Murphy, pp. 639, 640 Matthew 4:17: “From then on Jesus began… This introductory formula (used again in 16:21) solemnly inaugurates Jesus’ ministry. Repent […]
July 29, 2020

Excursus on the Basileia

by E.R. Craven Now, remembering the close connection in the Jewish mind between the establishment of the Basileia, and the glorious coming of the Son of […]
July 29, 2020

basileia definition

From The Theological Dictionary of the New Testament. “The predominant statement is that the kingdom of God is near, that it has drawn near…that it comes, […]
June 12, 2020

The Biblical Blueprint

by Anthony F. Buzzard “…that the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Jesus Christ” (Gal. 3:14). “May God give you and your descendants […]