For if the Resurrection was God’s final and decisive victory over sin and death, then the Advent of Christ was the day the war began.Read more "Does Christmas Mean Anything Anymore?"
There is an ever-present reality into which we can enter, a realm into which we are continually invited, where love wholly embraces, mends broken-hearts, births a new way of living, gives eyes to see people and the world differently, and changes each one of us in such a profound way that thanksgiving becomes the very essence of our being, and the perpetual outflow of our spirit.Read more "In All Things and With Every Breath…"
It is a very, very bizarre phenomenon. Despite clear and overwhelming evidence that Jesus wants his followers to be peacemakers, to love our enemies, and to not repay evil with evil, the vast majority of Christians in the United States are pro-capital punishment and pro-war.Read more "The Bible Says It. I Believe It. That Settles It (Except for Loving My Enemies)…"
I am off of all social media until next year, but will auto-update this blog with new podcast episodes when they are available. My latest episode is How This Conservative Evangelical Died. You can listen to it on the following sites: iTunes- https://itun.es/us/0N7Acb.c SoundCloud- http://bit.ly/2e4VAon Stitcher- http://bit.ly/2e1BSh7 You can also read the original post here, […]Read more "How This Conservative Evangelical Died- New Podcast Episode"
That is the great casualty of this life- we have become disconnected from this great embrace and allowed ourselves to be separated from the source of perfect freedom and perfect love. And it is this disconnection that, no matter the paths we have traveled or how it happened in each of our lives, has steadily closed us off from the life we were always meant to live, the life we were always meant to experience.Read more "Learning to See Beauty in the Wreckage…"
Living constantly in the burden and pain of our suffering can either become an end destination or a passageway for each of us.Read more "When Hope is Lost (A Lesson from Birds)…"
I got an email the other day asking about certain Old Testament passages that seem to contradict a few of my most recent posts I have written about how Christians ought to view politics and the government. Below is my response, which has been slightly edited from the original. When discussing how Christians ought to […]Read more "Out of Context…"