Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

New Song: Light of the World

Our church’s theme for 2016 is Light of the World. It stems from the remarkable promise in Isaiah 49 made by the Lord to his Servant: 5 And now the LORD says—he who formed me in the womb to be his servant … Continue reading

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The Potter and the Clay

Last week’s passage was hard-hitting because it hit us where it hurts—our self-righteousness. Nevertheless, though Isaiah exposed that at length in chapter 63, he’s not done yet. You see, we’re so good at deceiving ourselves that we can acknowledge self-righteousness … Continue reading

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Christus Victor

All our talk recently about shalom—the world as it ought to be—threatens to drown out a very important point. The threats to human flourishing exist not only on the macro level, but on the micro as well. And if it … Continue reading

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God’s Delight

In a recent oped in the New York Times, Dr. Jarle Breivik, a professor of medicine at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences at the University of Oslo, argues provocatively that “we won’t cure cancer.” The three-time doctor who has … Continue reading

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Anointed to Bless

When you look at the city, what do you see? Not the buildings or the busyness or the grit and grime. But when you look into the face of people, what do you see? If you’re like most New Yorkers, … Continue reading

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