Author: Cole Bodkin

Cole Bodkin is the Seventh Grade Old Testament teacher at Briarcrest Christian School in Memphis, Tennessee. Former Editorial Assistant at Wesleyan Accent, Cole holds an MA in Biblical Studies from Asbury Theological Seminary. He and his wife Lindsay have two daughters.
Accents of the Church

Cole Bodkin ~ Trading Your Resolutions for Jesus’ Questions

“What if you do something different this New Year? Instead of setting goals for yourself with your own questions, what if you sit with Jesus’ questions, look at yourself long and hard in the mirror, and allow his questions to shape and guide you into this next year? What if you trade your resolutions for Jesus’ questions?”

Cole Bodkin ~ Thy Kingdom Come

Christians may forget that Advent marks the beginning of the Christian calender year. It entails celebrating two events simultaneously: Jesus’ first coming and his second coming. The lectionary texts during Advent orient themselves more towards the latter, and it might be worthwhile to suggest that we do likewise.

It’s high time that we get back to celebrating the Christian New Year with as much anticipation as watching the ball drop at Times Square.