The Village Blog

Conferences and Continuing Education

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

Here is an email that I sent to the staff at the end of 2008 regarding their development and continuing education. In light of the economy and our continual call to steward the resources God has provided, this might serve as a good reminder to us all. Hope this helps...Friends- As you look forward to 2009 I realize that you are also wondering in what ways you can continue to grow and expand your ...

Condensing Culture and Theology: One God, One Way

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

A couple of Friday nights ago, we hosted a “Culture and Theology” event entitled “One God, One Way.” Dr. Scott Horrell, Professor of Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, was kind enough to come and help us to reflect upon the exclusive and controversial claims of Christian theology as to the uniqueness and necessity of Jesus Christ.

Cavities and Community

Author: Josh PattersonCategory: General

I have a good friend who just went to the dentist and has nine cavities. At one time? Nine? I asked my friend, "Do you brush with sugar?" How is this possible? I thought it had to be some kind of record. But, my friend informed me that we have another mutual friend who had 13 cavities in one visit.

Driving and Discipline: The Fear of Fatigued Flesh

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Matthew 26:40 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. I could have died. It was a few years back and I was driving back to Dallas from a friend’s wedding in College Station. Wanting to enjoy time with my college friends for as long as I could, I decided to start my return trek after they returned—which unfortunately turned out to be a little after midnight.

The Blameless Lamb of God

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Theology

Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life. Hebrews 9:22 …without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness for sins… John 1:29 …Behold the Lamb of God, Who takes away the sin of the world.

Reviewing "The Shack"

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

Occasionally in evangelicalism there appears a book which somehow sweeps the American church off of its feet in a flutter of word of mouth and praise. Think "Prayer of Jabez" or "The Purpose Driven Life." Sometimes such books are good, more often than not they leave something to be desired. This is undoubtedly a result of a dilution of the importance of God's revelation in the life of the modern ...

Be Harrison Ford

Author: Geoff AshleyCategory: Culture

I really like the movie “The Fugitive.” I know what you are thinking: “What’s not to like?” It has a unusually unkempt Harrison Ford, tough man Tommy Lee Jones, evil pharmaceutical companies (all apologies to my brother who works for a major pharmaceutical company) in bed with evil heart surgeons, it has guns, ambulances, trains, fake id’s, a one-armed man, prosthetics, and lines ...

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