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Epiphany • Ephesians 3:1–12 • January 4, 2015
December 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | No Comment

By Joel P. Okamoto
Notes on the Pericope
The Old Testament people knew that God had promised life and salvation to all nations (e.g., see Genesis 12:3 and Isaiah 60:1–6, the appointed OT lesson), but they did not know how …

The Two Kingdoms and Social Security
July 23, 2011 – 1:46 pm | 6 Comments
The Two Kingdoms and Social Security

American churches blundered when they supported Roosevelt’s proposal for Social Security, according to Douglas E. Baker. In his essay, “The Theology of Social Security,” Baker concludes:
What is disturbing when reviewing the history of this time …

Scriptural Sound Bytes?
July 22, 2011 – 11:38 am | 12 Comments
Scriptural Sound Bytes?

Lectionaries and Limitations

Drought and starvation devastating east Africa
July 21, 2011 – 4:07 pm | No Comment
Drought and starvation devastating east Africa

The worst drought in 60 years is devastating east Africa. The camp in Dadaab, Kenya, is now the largest refugee camp in the world. But the real tragedy is how silently the news has hit the world.

We Believe . . . Redux
July 19, 2011 – 10:22 am | 6 Comments
We Believe . . . Redux

We praise you, O God

Bible On Trial
July 18, 2011 – 2:38 pm | 2 Comments
Bible On Trial

A quick note that “The Bible On Trial” will air tonight (July 18) at 9:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 Central, etc. on various cable channels. The program was produced by Lutheran Hour Ministries and challenges viewers …

Hacking the news: public interest, propaganda, or sensationalism?
July 15, 2011 – 4:22 pm | No Comment
Hacking the news: public interest, propaganda, or sensationalism?

Once again, the news is making the news. Who (or what) does the media serve? The easy answer is the “public interest.” The “how” is a little more messy….

We believe . . .
July 11, 2011 – 8:30 am | 9 Comments
We believe . . .

Whose confession is it?

Casey Anthony and the justice industry
July 7, 2011 – 9:15 pm | No Comment
Casey Anthony and the justice industry

I’ll confess: I really couldn’t have cared less about the Casey Anthony trial. Until they announced the verdict.

Christ-Centered Pastoral Counseling
July 7, 2011 – 12:40 pm | 2 Comments
Christ-Centered Pastoral Counseling

New Book Project from Prof. Rick Marrs

Starting at the End
June 27, 2011 – 11:30 am | 4 Comments
Starting at the End

Timothy Keller’s “King’s Cross”