Is God just out there and distant and removed from our pain? Does God even know what this life is like and how hard it is? Does God know how unjust this world can be toward people? Does God know how people close their doors in your face when you are in desperate need? Does God know what it is like to be pushed to the edges of society without a place to lay your head? Does God know what it is like to ache and be in so much pain?Read more "Christ is Christmas (so there’s that)…"
If we aren’t living like Christ presently, when times are relatively good, then we will never live like Christ if times get really difficult in the future.Read more "finding life in a chaotic world…"
One Sunday we showed up at our rented church building. Someone had spray painted a Nazi swastika on the front of the building.Read more "being Jesus to atheists, homosexuals, and abortionists…"
The primary dilemma in front of many Christians, maybe you, is- I have always been taught and then believed that when a person dies he/she goes to heaven. Now you are telling me that a disembodied, spiritual heaven is not the end. I am not sure that is something I can believe.Read more "Heaven: Let’s Talk Turkey"
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"