An attempt to explain the Apostle’s Creed phrase “he descended into hell” and why it matters

“He descended into hell”? Jesus did what? Remember that phrase from the Apostle’s Creed? As I said in my first post on 1 Peter 3:18-22, could this be the passage from which the Apostle’s Creed bases its phrase, “he descended into hell”? That’s what I thought when I read 1 Peter 3:18-22.  See for yourself. Continue reading “An attempt to explain the Apostle’s Creed phrase “he descended into hell” and why it matters”

Can a mysterious Bible passage help those feeling defeated in life?

Are there any areas of life where you just feel defeated?  Work?  Parenting?  A relationship?  Finances? Health? Think about the last few weeks or months.  How has it been?  Do you ever feel like the waters are rising up around you?  Like you are drowning? Sometimes I think life can be a journey in managingContinue reading “Can a mysterious Bible passage help those feeling defeated in life?”

Box of crackers, Books about homosexuality, Sojourners magazine, Apostles Creed handout – Monday Messy Office Report – April 14, 2014

My Friday tidy office is mysteriously messy by Monday.  Here’s what I found today: 1. Box of Crackers – A friend in our church is in marketing for his company, and so he often receives samples from other similar companies.  On Sunday he brought in a box of crackers, hoping that a needy family inContinue reading “Box of crackers, Books about homosexuality, Sojourners magazine, Apostles Creed handout – Monday Messy Office Report – April 14, 2014”