All posts by Marcos Ortega

Marcos Ortega (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) lives in the Hudson River Valley in New York with his wife and two daughters.

The Preacher, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today marks 50 years since the assassintation of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His sermons still speak to us today and challenge us toward lives of justice, love, and peace.

/ April 4, 2018

Too Small for Selfish Ambition

James warns about the sinfulness of selfish ambition. A kingdom perspective may be the key to defeating this sinful attitude.

/ March 28, 2018

A Kingdom of Jesus People

In this follow-up to "The Tale of Two Men", the story of the Jesus People is finished and the impact of the story is explored.

/ March 13, 2018

The Tale of Two Men

A retelling of the greatest story ever told focuses on two men at the center of the story: Adam and Jesus.

/ February 28, 2018

Kingdom Politics and DACA

The debate over DACA is boiling in Washington and has even led to a government shutdown. How does Kingdom politics inform the Christian position on DACA and the Dreamers?

/ February 1, 2018

What Toni Morrison Taught Me About Parenting

Last year, Toni Morrison published a book that not only offered incisive analysis of American literature, but taught me a couple lessons about parenting along the way.

/ January 19, 2018

The Goal of Conversation: How Shall We Live in 2018?

How can the constantly changing "national conversation" help Christians live more faithfully in 2018?

/ January 1, 2018

Do Not Shrink Back – A Devotional Sample

In this sample from our Advent Devotional we explore what it means to abide in Christ.

/ December 12, 2017

From Genesis 3:16 to Dinah – Man’s Desire to Rule Over Woman

The Biblical narrative, from Genesis 3:16 to Dinah, shows that the fall of humankind introduced a power dynamic into the man-woman relationship. Trigger Warning.

/ December 6, 2017

RM Interview: Brian J. Wright

Author Brian J. Wright shares with RM about his new book and how churches can utilize communal reading to further discipleship.

/ December 1, 2017