Planet Jesus – Joseph & Jesus – Ep. 11
The writer of the Gospel of Matthew records that Joseph the son of Jacob a dreamer of dreams, protected his step son (Jesus) by taking him to Egypt. What do you think the first century Jewish Christians thought about this familiar theme from their rich...
Planet Jesus – Lying: The Gateway to Chaos – Ep. 10
For over a month the lie of one man, Jussie Smollett, disrupted the city of Chicago and perplexed a nation. His actions underscore the importance of telling the truth and avoiding the chaos that lying can cause.
Planet Jesus – The Death of Tribalism – Ep. 9
In this episode, we look at how recent events in Washington D.C. underscore the growing hostility between the various ideological and racial tribes in the U.S. and across the world. It will take an example from one of Israel’s kings to illustrate a way...
Planet Jesus – Prince of Peace – Ep. 8
“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
Planet Jesus – Cain & Abel – Ep. 7
Cain and Abel 1946 by Keith Vaughan 1912-1977 - “What always strikes me in the story of Cain and Abel is how often the word “brother” is used. Cain killed his “brother.” God says it was “the blood of your brother.
Planet Jesus – Phishing for Phools on the Euphrates – Ep. 6
In this episode, some excellent scholarship on economics is reviewed. It reveals a fundamental weakness in humanity that makes us susceptible to manipulation. That scholarship is compared with some picturesque images from the Book of Revelation that co...
Planet Jesus – The Story of Us – Ep. 5
Despite the pain - Despite the suffering - Despite the threats - Choose hope - Choose the future - Choose life
Planet Jesus – Enemy Mine – Ep. 1
Sojourner. Immigrant. Traveler. We often distrust the stranger, but what does the Bible say about how to reflect God to those that are looking for refuge?
Planet Jesus – Suffering: Christianity’s Fine Print – Ep. 4
The Gospel is multidimensional – it claims that believers will both prosper and that they will suffer. How should we think about suffering?
Planet Jesus – Shock and Awe – Ep. 3
Old mirrors new, new mirrors old. - Moses stabbed the heart, Peter stabbed the soul