Tag Archives: John the Baptist

Location, Location, Location by James R. Coggins

Mark 1:4-20 describe the ministry of John the Baptist and the beginning of the ministry of Jesus. John the Baptist preached in the desert/wilderness near the southern end of the Jordan River, where it empties into the Dead Sea. He … Continue reading

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The Good News by James R. Coggins

Many modern commentators deny the divinity of Jesus, arguing that He never claimed to be God. However, the book of Mark declares at the beginning, in what serves as a title, “The Beginning of the Good News about Jesus the … Continue reading

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A Personal God by James R. Coggins

Luke 1:5-25 tells a story with cosmic significance. The priest Zechariah was performing temple service on behalf of all the Jewish people (and in a sense on behalf of all people). Gabriel, an angel, who stands in the presence of … Continue reading

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Fruit and Love by Julie Arduini

This fall I’ve been attending a small group that has been discussing principles gleaned from the movie, Overcomer. There has been so much great conversation there. The one main theme I’ve come away with is when it comes to our … Continue reading

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Unpopular Parenting

Oh, the advice, admonitions, and warnings I received when our daughter was young, and often from people who had very little day-to-day contact with us. Their biggest complaint? That I sheltered her too much. And in every accusation came the … Continue reading

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Living Free by Julie Arduini

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I wonder if Facebook is a barometer when it comes to our feelings about our country. Many of my updates from all walks of life (writers, Upstate NY friends, Ohio friends, family) are … Continue reading

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