Mark Saucy

The Mind of Christ Today

By Mark Saucy Feb. 4, 2015 9:00 a.m. Biblical Exposition, Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, New Testament, Old Testament

This post is the substance of a chapel message I gave to the students of Kyiv Theological Seminary on October 14 of last year (2014). At the time Ukraine was (and still is) in the midst of brutal conflict with Russian-backed separatists in the eastern regions of the country. All of the students present had been impacted by the conflict, some profoundly either by burying church members, relatives, and friends, or by answering conscription summons. No one in the country has been left untouched by the crisis. I offer these thoughts here because suffering and crisis and loss may come to those around us at anytime. We need the mind of our Lord to enter into such a house of sorrow or pain and be his instruments for healing ...

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Blood Moons and the End of the World

By Mark Saucy Apr. 17, 2014 4:15 p.m. Culture, New Testament, Old Testament, Theology, Historical Theology

... I’m all in favor of blood moons (awe-inspiring astronomical phenomenon!), tetrads (rare!), Jewish feasts (our overly Gentilized Church calendars should be more dominated by these—as they are fulfilled in Christ), and apocalyptic (it can be literal too—resurrection is a feature of apocalyptic and we all believe in that one). But put them together in yet another sensationalized, factually crazy, books-flying-off-the-shelf spectacle for the world, and I just shake my head.  We’re in the same ditch as those who have no hope ...


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Giving Jesus the God-Card

By Mark Saucy Dec. 17, 2013 9:00 a.m. Church Life, Ministry and Leadership, New Testament, Old Testament, Theology

As a rule, Evangelicals are great defenders of the deity of Christ. That’s not something we mess around with, and anyone who might had better take care—be they Bart Ehrman or the Jehovah’s Witness at your door!

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Who Blinked?

By Mark Saucy Mar. 23, 2012 12:57 p.m. Church Life, Evangelism, Missions, Theology

So here on the eve of Biola’s Conference “Israel the Church and the Middle East Crisis” I’m flushed out of my long blog hiding (or lethargy).  That’s right, my maiden venture to blog-country is urged by some real angst in my heart about neglect of Israel.  Now, Israel-angst of this kind is a subgenus to a larger malady I’ve seen around me in evangelicalism for some time—Eschatolitis—a form of the passive neglect of doctrine in general, but in this case, the doctrine of the End Times.

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