‘Love your enemies’ ought to be sufficient.Read more "Jesus Got A Gun"
For the words we use can be powerful weapons that wound, kill, and destroy, or instruments of blessing, healing, and life.Read more "When Words Kill"
If death is the end toward which all life is moving… then why does anything in our lives matter at all? Why ascribe any purpose to it whatsoever? It is all death in the end anyway.Read more "If Death is Not the End…"
Sometimes we need the desert to find our hearts and souls… and to remember who we are and what our purpose is. And no matter the endless circles and varied pathways we take in this desert life, the point at which they all converge is at the cross. For it is when we come to the cross that we choose to no longer go our own way.Read more "The World Would Be a Better Place If We All Died…"
But to that end… and in response to your offense brother… I forgive you.Read more "on forgiving the guy who stole my stuff…"
There is a beautiful word… an elegant descriptor… that has been maligned, tarnished, lampooned, distorted, and completely misunderstood. It is a name many have abandoned for all of it’s negative connotations and ugly stereotypes. But this bruised and battered identifier… this lowly mark tossed carelessly to the side by a cynical generation… is finally being rediscovered, reclaimed, renewed, and washed clean by those hungry to wear it and hold it high for the world to see clearly. The word is Evangelical.Read more "why I am an evangelical…"
From the words of the prophets in the Old Testament leading up to and culminating in the teachings of Jesus and then passed along through the writings to the early Church, there is a sense that God isn’t giving up on the creation that was called “good” from the very beginning.Read more "Heaven: A New Heaven and New Earth"