the Stone and the Oak

A journey into bible education with the depth of the of the oak the accountability of the stone

June 2020 saw a country torn apart and a powerful call to reconcile issues of race emerged. The deep divide echoes that of Rome when Paul hoped to unify Jew and Gentile. Reconciling differences and repairing past hurts takes work. It is a holy work, a humbling work, a necessary work. Latasha Morrison’s book Be the Bridge offers guidance for Christians seeking racial literacy. If we do the work, we can achieve the unification that Paul hoped for the Romans.

As I mentioned in my Instagram post, I was not terribly familiar with Acts before starting it. I had familiarity with the gospels, but Acts was somewhat of a mystery to me. And to my surprise, Acts is the most action-packed collection of fantastic (and harrowing) stories of the apostles as they begin to build …

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Something that struck me while reading John, which carried over from the previous three accounts of the gospel, was just how much Jesus rebelled from the standard order of things. I don’t intend for the word rebelled to carry a negative connotation— the things he was rebelling against were not in line with God’s purpose …

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I didn’t want to write this post. My vanity almost kept me from writing it. But why else would God have allowed such a powerful season of anxiety in the year I was prepping for this blog—2019—if I wasn’t supposed to learn from it and share what I learned with others? Before I dive into …

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