I’ve been dormant as a blogger for the past couple of years and it’s time to get back at it. I’ve also cleared out a few old posts that just don’t seem to be where I’m coming from at this point.
Along with the relaunch is a renaming of the blog to “This Mystery,” which comes from Colossians 1:
24 Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, 25 of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, 26 the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. 27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
The mystery of Christ in the believer was something the Israelite could only see in the future, as something they saw and greeted from afar (Hebrews 11:13) but which we can know in the New Covenant. “This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel” (Ephesians 3:6 ESV).
My plan is to post whatever items strike my interest in any given day, and that might include links to posts from other blogs, Scripture that impacts me that day, quotes from books I’m reading, sermon audio and writing. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be presenting as blog entries excerpts from a paper I presented at a think tank last July, with updated thoughts and amplification.