The World to Come

Jason Bray
The future of western Christianity
Created 18 Nov 2020
  • Biblical Community
    01 Oct 2021 • 18 min read
    I think we have some serious issues with the lack of Biblical community in our modern churches. It’s not obvious to me when exactly the issue arose, but I can point to some symptoms that might help us...
  • The Sin of the Pharisees - Part I
    18 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    The Pharisees stand out in the gospels as one of the few people that Jesus goes out of his way to condemn to their faces. Unlike other sinners that he encounters, he seems to be extremely willing to c...
  • Acts 14
    29 Jun 2021 • 21 min read
    This is a study on the first half of Acts 14, in which we explore various responses to the message of Christ. Paul and Barnabas have two very different experiences in two nearby cities, each demonstra...
  • The New Heavens and the New Earth
    11 Jun 2021 • 23 min read
    There is a literary device that has become more common in the last twenty years or so. The rule of film and tv used to be that as soon as the main plot point was decided, you had about five minutes to...
  • Acts 10: The Calling of the Gentiles
    03 Jun 2021 • 23 min read
    Context We begin our passage in context as the gospel is spreading. We saw during the stoning of Stephen (Acts 7) that the Jewish authorities had begun to severely persecute the church. As Christians ...
  • From the Archives: Mephibosheth
    30 May 2021 • 2 min read
    “… he ate at the king’s table regularly. Now he was lame in both feet” – 2 Sam 9:13 The story of Mephibosheth and David is a fantastic picture of a sinner coming to feast with Christ, who seeks him ou...
  • From the Archives: Response to John Loftus
    28 May 2021 • 13 min read
    Note: This is a historical writing of mine, written in 2014. I do not necessarily stand by every word of what was written, but enough of it is still useful that I thought it would be worthwhile to pos...
  • Another Brief Note
    28 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    To anyone eagerly awaiting my next newsletter. Sleep has been lacking with a Toddler and a newborn. I have several pieces and themes I have been giving thought to and working on, but I want to make su...
  • Apostles and Offices
    27 Apr 2021 • 20 min read
    My church has been going through the book of Acts recently. This passage is a sort of odd aside, having to do with the administration of the local church. But these kinds of small vignettes can be ver...
  • Environmentalism and Dominion
    06 Apr 2021 • 5 min read
    God created humanity to have dominion over the Earth, and placed them in the Garden of Eden. The interesting thing about the Garden is that it was not the whole Earth, nor was it even all of Eden: Gen...
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