Entries by Glenn Paauw

Holy Week: How to Stop Shrinking the Jesus Narrative

The focus and work of years was seemingly coming to its climax. The bold announcement at the beginning, the gathering of his co-workers, the teaching and the mighty works, and then the growing tension and hard confrontations—all of the lines were coming together to reach their single goal. Holy Week. The work of Jesus was […]

How We Receive Guidance From the Bible’s Story

We talk a lot here about reading the Bible as a story. We believe that’s good and appropriate, because that’s what the Bible actually is—a library of books that come together to tell a story and invite us into the big, beautiful drama of God’s redemption of all things. But how exactly is something like […]

The Great Commission, Discipleship, and the Bible

There has been discussion for many years about the relationship between the evangelization of the world and the return of Christ. Completing the Great Commission, it is often said, paves the way for the second coming of Jesus. Where does the idea of this connection come from? It has its roots in Matthew’s telling of […]