“Can these bones live?”: History as Resurrection

Corey J. Markum “The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all…

Awaiting the Climax of the Eucatastrophe

Paul E. Michelson “Weeping may linger for the night, but joy comes with the morning.”  Psalm 30:5b In the Western tradition, Holy Saturday (Easter Vigil) is an ambiguous and poignant day, an empty space poised between the tragic and calamitous…

The Power of Suffering

Rick Kennedy “I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings.” Phil 3:10 The deepest truth in Christianity is that power and suffering go together because they came together in Jesus. Lots…

Meditating on Human Depravity

Shawn Varghese “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Genesis 3:19 On July 30, 2019, I discovered in the archives of Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS) what I believed was the document that would “change everything.” My research sought to discover…

I Am the One Who Has Seen Great Affliction

Bobby G. Griffith, Jr. “I am the one who has seen great affliction“ Lamentations 3:1 “The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.“ Lamentations…