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Category: Theology

1 Corinthians 9 Argument

2 months ago

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I’ve been looking at 1 Corinthians 9 lately for some personal research and I found this in my old files… it was from my time at seminary. I thought it was worthwhile to post, maybe someone will benefit from it. Introduction This letter was written by Paul to the believers at Corinth to deal with…

When Ministry Causes Misery pt. 2

3 years ago

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Time doesn’t always make things easier… as time passes, as camp is one day closer to the end, I’m just as heart-wrenched as yesterday. As much as I don’t like it, I’m counting this joy. As I said yesterday, this camp is better off without me at it and I thank God for that fact.…

When Ministry Causes Misery pt. 1

3 years ago

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Tonight I sit here at my house with a heavy heart. My heart is heavy because I’m here and just 180 miles away something great is happening. Near Capitan, NM the first Joni & Friends Family Retreat in New Mexico is happening  and I won’t be there. I want to be there so badly for so many…

Tragedies, Guns, and a Christian Response

4 years ago

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There have been a number of terrible tragedies in the US. The latest one happened in our backyard, South Albuquerque. My heart mourns, it aches. I mourn with my brothers and sisters at Calvary Abq who lost a pastor and a great family. I can’t understand why these things happen. I don’t understand evil. I…

Joni & Friends Family Retreat – Youth STM interviews

5 years ago

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This summer we went to Joni & Friends Family Retreat at Mission Springs. It was a great time. Almost 20 of us loaded up and headed to Santa Cruz to be STM’s (short-term missionaries) It was an incredible time. The audio is from our after-trip interviews with a number of the students. You will hear…

Ephesians pt 3

5 years ago

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This is the third and final teaching on Ephesians from this summer. Click here if you would like to hear the first session, or click here if you want to hear the second session. http://media.blubrry.com/aarongiesler/p/www.website.com/path/to/media.mp3/aarongiesler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Eph-pt-3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Ephesians pt 2

5 years ago

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I mentioned in my last post that I had the privilege to teach through the first 3 chapters of Ephesians this summer. Here is the second teaching in the series of three. http://media.blubrry.com/aarongiesler/p/www.website.com/path/to/media.mp3/aarongiesler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Eph-pt-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download | Embed

Ephesians pt 1

5 years ago

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I got to teach through the first half of my favorite book, Ephesians, TWICE this summer. The first time was at Joni & Friends Family Retreat at Mission Springs. The second time was here at Grace Church in the month of July. I had a blast and I hope it was a blessing. In case…

Principles of Discipleship & Being a Disciple

5 years ago

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This is a paper I helped write several years ago. I reread it the other day and though I would share it with you. Enjoy. PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLESHIP AND BEING A DISCIPLE ___________________ A Paper Presented to Dr. Mark H. Heinemann Dallas Theological Seminary ___________________ In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course CE…

How Circles will help eliminate poverty New Mexico

5 years ago

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  I’ve recently gotten involved with an organization called Circles. The guy in charge, Scott C. Miller, is a great guy who is involved in high-impact strategies to help people get out of poverty. Scott has been involved with social programs for a long time. He is convinced most social programs do not accomplish what…