• Sermon on the Mount (Mat. 5-7)

    uh.thepoint · Sermon on the Mount Mahatma Gandhi, the famous non-violent activist-leader of India’s independence movement, was once asked about his thoughts regarding Jesus. He answered: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Whether this story and quote actually happened,...

  • Matthew 3-4

    uh.thepoint · Matt 3-4 (Flowers in The Desert) Our reading this week is Matthew 3-4, most of which takes place in the wilderness or desert of Judea. This area is west of the Red Sea, stretching from about Jerusalem to Jericho and even farther south. The wilderness or desert is...

  • Matthew, pt. 1: Intro

    uh.thepoint · Ep.9, Matthew pt.1 Greetings, Coogs.  This week we kicked off our series on  Matthew, so here is a quick recap of some things we covered, and more.  First things first, what is a gospel, and who is Matthew? Gospel means “good news,” coming from the Old English term godspell, translated from the...

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    Update: Starting a Podcast!

    uh.thepoint · Episode 1: Welcome to The Point This semester, in addition to our weekly studies on Zoom and on-campus activities, we are supplementing the study series with a podcast and blog. Both are up and running, but we are still waiting on iTunes to recognize our Soundcloud account, which...

  • Romans, pt.7: Let’s Get Practical (ch.12-16)

    uh.thepoint · Ep. 8, Romans pt.7: Let's Get Practical As we mentioned in the second installment of this series, Paul’s letters tend to follow predictable structures, usually including a very practical section at the end after a body that included more theological underpinnings of a letter’s purpose. Same with Romans:...

  • Romans, pt.6: Decline of Jewishness in The Early Church (Ch.9-11)

    uh.thepoint · Ep. 7, Romans pt.6: Decline of Jewishness of Church In this section of Romans, chapters 9-11, Paul returns to some important questions made back in chapter 3:1-4, namely, what are they to make of the role of Israel now that more Gentiles seem to be responding to the...

  • Romans, pt.5: LIFE in Christ and Spirit (ch.5-8)

    uh.thepoint · Ep. 6 Romans, pt.5: Life/Living in Christ Welcome back to our series on Romans. We are up to section three in our outline of Paul’s letter. Remember, Paul builds his case following his thesis statement, or thematic verse, Romans 1:17: “The righteous by faith shall live.” Chapters 1-3...

  • Romans, pt.4: Faith (Ch.4)

    uh.thepoint · Ep. 5 Romans, pt.4: Faith Welcome back to our series on Romans. We are up to section two of our outline of Paul’s letter, following the thematic verse of Romans 1:17, in which Paul quotes from Habakkuk 2:3: “The righteous by (their) faith shall live.” Chapters 1-3 covered...

  • Romans, pt.3: Righteousness (Ch.1-3)

    uh.thepoint · Romans, pt.3: Righteousness This is the third part of our Bible study series on Romans. For those just tuning in, this blog and podcast series is a summary of the highlights of our summer-long study of Romans. None of this will be as exhaustive as a commentary; rather,...

  • Romans, pt.2: Outline and Structure of the Letter

    uh.thepoint · Ep.3 Romans, pt. 2: Outline and Structure If you skipped in the first blog entry in this series, regarding the introduction and historical context of Romans, you should go back and read it. This background to this letter is often neglected in sermons and classes on Romans, and...