Why we need a second Advent – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 5

Editor’s Note: This post is written by guest blogger, David Hundert. David is a current Master of Divinity student at Evangelical Seminary. As we conclude our observance of Advent 2022, did you know we need a second advent? The need for the second advent is twofold. First, in 2 Peter 3:8-9 we read, But doContinue reading “Why we need a second Advent – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 5”

Ancient sedans and repentance – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 3

Editor’s Note: This post is written by guest blogger, David Hundert. David is a current Master of Divinity student at Evangelical Seminary. Do you know what ancient sedans look like? That sedan above is old, but I’m not talking about antique cars. I’m talking about ancient sedans. Keep reading below because ancient sedans will helpContinue reading “Ancient sedans and repentance – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 3”

The important connection between building highways and depression – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This post is written by guest blogger, David Hundert. David is a current Master of Divinity student at Evangelical Seminary. As I mentioned in the previous post, the meaning of Advent is connected to an ancient phrase from the Hebrew prophet Isaiah: “Prepare the way for the Lord…” What was Isaiah talking about,Continue reading “The important connection between building highways and depression – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 2”

The meaning of Advent – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 1

Editor’s Note: This post is written by guest blogger, David Hundert. David is a current Master of Divinity student at Evangelical Seminary. In the Gospel of Luke, Scripture describes an image of an angel as it appears to the shepherds, along with a host of others. Luke records them as saying, “But the angel saidContinue reading “The meaning of Advent – Advent 2022, Week 4, Part 1”

How Jesus’ baptism upends American individualism – Advent 2022, Week 3, Part 4

In March 2023 I’m traveling to India to teach in my denomination’s seminary there. Initially, I was going alone, and I thought it might be a good opportunity for a solo adventure. As I invited people to preach at Faith Church for me, one of my friends asked if, instead of preaching in my absence,Continue reading “How Jesus’ baptism upends American individualism – Advent 2022, Week 3, Part 4”

The power of the words “I am sorry” – Advent 2022, Week 2, Part 3

In our study of John’s preaching in Matthew 3, so far this week we’ve learned that he called people to repent. We also learned that repentance is often predicated by sorrow. But sorrow is not repentance. Instead, we learned the repentance is an action. What action? As we continue reading in Matthew 3, look atContinue reading “The power of the words “I am sorry” – Advent 2022, Week 2, Part 3″

Repenting is action – Advent 2022, Week 2, Part 2

I’ve been teaching a theology class this fall, and repentance was a topic we covered.  It was interesting how many of the students missed this active dynamic of repentance.  Actually, it seems many of them confused repentance with sorrow and confession.  Those terms are certainly related to repentance, cousins maybe.  As we learned in theContinue reading “Repenting is action – Advent 2022, Week 2, Part 2”

Air Force 1 and repentance – Advent 2022, Week 2, Part 1

I have a friend who is like John the Baptist. He is a pilot in the US Air Force.  In addition to his primary duty flying planes, my friend has served on the Air Force’s advance team for Air Force One, the specially-fitted jumbo jet that the US President uses to fly all over theContinue reading “Air Force 1 and repentance – Advent 2022, Week 2, Part 1”

Hope leads us to boldness – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 5

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos). He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. If hopeContinue reading “Hope leads us to boldness – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 5”

How to wait in hopeful expectation – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 4

Editor’s Note: This week I welcome guest blogger, Daymarr Jackson. In addition to his full-time day job, Daymarr is Faith Church’s youth leader, and a chaplain candidate in the PA Army National Guard. He is studying for his Master of Divinity at Evangelical Seminary (Kairos). He and his wife, Danielys, have two kids. Jesus talksContinue reading “How to wait in hopeful expectation – Advent 2022, Week 1, Part 4”