• A Choice to Make: Who is Jesus?

    uh.thepoint · Peter’s Greatest Decision Everyday we are bombarded with decisions to make. Some say we make approximately 35,000 decisions a day. That’s a lot, and it’s exhausting. Seriously: decision-making requires focus and energy, so that’s why many wisely conclude that the more we can focus our thoughts on important...

  • Reflection on Matthew 13:44-46

    uh.thepoint · Reflection on Matthew 13:44-46 One of my favorite areas in my childhood home was the junk drawer. This is where our family put all the random parts, tools, and miscellaneous items when nowhere else made sense. Usually the items were small, perhaps of relatively little value, yet they carried...

  • Matthew 11: Rest for Your Soul

    uh.thepoint · Matthew 11: Rest for Your Soul Roads and vehicles have changed the way we live. No longer are we so locally based; we assume, especially in Houston, that any in-person meeting (of the few that still exist) may require an average of a 30 minute drive each way....

  • Matthew 8-10: Lord of The Harvest

    uh.thepoint · The Point Podcast Episode 12 Matt 8 – 10 This week in Matthew 8-10, Jesus heals the sick, calms storms, casts out demons, gives life to the dead, and proclaims the nearness of the Kingdom of God. After rounding up His twelve disciples, Jesus invites His followers, then...

  • 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...