Jesus was revolutionary in a lot of ways. Dying for our sins and rising from the dead as the first fruits of the resurrection, thereby changing the entire course of eternity, is pretty revolutionary. But you might be surprised how “old” some of the things we associate strictly with Him and His ministry are.
My prediction for the 2016 presidential race (so if it comes true, you can see that I said it back before it was cool!):
Senator Marco Rubio of Florida will be elected president by a fairly small (but not razor-thin) margin.
I see trials on TV every now and then. Currently, Jodi Arias has been on trial for like 100 years now for the killing of her boyfriend.
And right now, the Treyvon Martin case is still going on behind the scenes, somewhere, sort of…
And that made me wonder, why don’t we hear about it anymore? It was a huge national case, and it has yet to be resolved. So why has it disappeared from the public eye?
My hypothesis: We don’t hear about it anymore because it isn’t at all what we were initially sold.
The Bible is the inspired word of God. Though I am not as dogmatic about it as some fellow-evangelicals, I do believe that the Bible is in fact inerrant, and that, though a few items require speculation as to how they can reconcile, I think it is easier and wiser to trust that there is just something we are missing than to think the Bible is flawed. I am not disparaging the inerrant word of God in any way.
What I am saying is that it is important to remember that the Bible, though accurate in everything it does say, doesn’t say everything in the world that has ever been said. That may seem rather obvious, but it seems to not always be obvious in theological circles.
Previously, I said I would be moving the blog over to WordPress, and I have done so in part. I basically copied and pasted everything here to there. But it turns out that WordPress is a bit harder to use for the lay person if you really want to use it to its full potential. Since I have been a little pressed for time for a while (and will be for the next several months), I haven’t gotten around to learning the ropes in-depth and I won’t be able to for a while. And, since I am terribly indecisive, I am just going to post on both for now (it only takes a few extra minutes to copy and paste when I know about it ahead of time).
And, despite my lack of time, I have a lot of things to say, so expect some new material very soon 🙂
(Originally published 2/24/2013: http://3-ringbinder.blogspot.com/2013/02/3-ring-binder-will-be-here-for-while.html Immaterial changes have been made to content. Originally titled “3-Ring Binder Will Be Here For a While After All”).