“Today value is increasingly measured by publicity, not privacy, and we are losing sight of the truth that genuine intimacy requires secrecy. This cultural desire to be seen makes us approve Jesus’ call to, ‘Let your light shine before others’… …but we forget that in the same sermon Jesus said, ‘Beware of practicing your righteousness […]
I think this Christmas rally could have used a bit more “Christ”.
“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success… …only to find, once they reach the top… …that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.” ~ Thomas Merton
Is he in…or not?
“Theology must first be about a conversation with God…God speaks and we listen. The Christian theological framework is primarily about listening—listening to God. One of the great dangers we face in doing theology is our desire to do all the talking. We most often capitulate to this temptation by placing alien conceptual boundaries on what […]
“I recognize that many of us, as Christians, are hesitant to treat God’s Word as though it were a suspect or eyewitness statement that needs to be picked apart forensically. It almost seems to disrespect the holy nature of the text. I’ve even known brothers and sisters in the faith who were hesitant to write […]
That question has haunted me all week…
“When jury members conclude that a witness can be trusted, they must come to grips with what the witness has to say and use this testimony as the foundation for future decisions they may make about the truth of the case. If the gospel writers are found to be reliable, we can accept their statements […]
“One of the gifts God has given us through social media is to rob us of the assumption that the human race is on the best trajectory possible.” ~ Mike Erre
Can all of our society’s problems be solved by following two simple rules?
Are issues of social justice always just a local matter?
Christians who fail tend to avoid other Christians…especially when they are feeling bad and guilty in the midst of their failure. It’s sad to see this dynamic of the law happen in the church and then see the opposite happen in Twelve Step groups. In these recovery groups, people are taught that the very first […]
“To most people, God is an inference…not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate; but He remains personally unknown to the individual. ‘He must be,’ they say, ‘therefore we believe He is.’ Others do not go even so far as this. They know of Him only by hearsay. They have […]
“Millions call themselves by His name, it is true, and pay some token homage to Him, but a simple test will show how little He is really honored among them. Let the average man be put to the proof on the question of who or what is ABOVE, and his true position will be exposed. […]