All you have to do is walk outside and take a deep breath and accept the invitation.Read more "All Creation Sings"
The Good News of the Kingdom of God is not one of the many things. It is the thing.Read more "Parable of the New Car and Salvage Yard"
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)…"
It is a sad reality how weak we are, how eagerly we consume what we are being fed, how easily we allow our moral structures to fall for lack of any substantial foundation, and how quickly we fall victim to the biased narratives.Read more "These Dividing Times…"
There has always been an overwhelming temptation for people of faith to fixate on and obsess over how we worship God, rather than focusing on how our worship ought to change us.Read more "A Revolution in Worship…"
In a single moment of indescribable beauty, the opposing forces embraced, heaven and earth collided, and it captured our hearts with the possibilities of how things really could be, not just one day in the distant future… but today.Read more "A Better Narrative: Ferguson and Beyond…"
There is no question that we live in an incredibly unique time in history in which there is a strange mass collision of shallowness, superficiality, competing narratives that try to explain our existence, and depersonalization wrought by technology, all accompanied by a growing disdain for spirituality, in general, and religion, in specific, from a hyper-rationalistic culture.Read more "Picking Up the Pieces: Our New Cultural Reality"