A question that has occupied a lot of people’s attention throughout the history of the church, and I’m sure other religious formations, is the question of who is “in” and who is “out” when it comes to God’s acceptance. I think one of the reasons we seem to like to decipher an answer to that […]Read More God’s Family of Grace
Do you have kids? Do you remember being a kid? When my kids were little, they had an innate sense of fairness that they would share with me at the moment they sensed some form of inequity. Usually expressed in the revolutionary cry of “it’s not FAIR”! “I need you to do the dishes tonight Jessica.” […]Read More Is God Fair?
Chapter 9 of Romans is a powder-keg of doctrinal volatility.Read More God’s Unexpected Faithfulness
Stories are an integral part of the human experience. They help us define and navigate this often confusing world we exist in. A good story is one where characters evolve as they maneuver through difficulties, struggles and pain. The action rises around the complications until it reaches the climax, then falls to the resolution. The […]Read More Redeeming Love
One of my favorite cartoons on TV is Futurama. It’s the brainchild of Matt Groening, the creator of the Simpsons. The premise of the show is that a guy wakes up in the distant future and has to integrate with a world that is mostly a parody of almost all the sci-fi tropes we’ve come […]Read More Why the Good News is REALLY Good
Have you ever seen one of those experiments where they secretly record what happens when someone encounters a sign which says “wet paint, do not touch”? It’s pretty amazing to see how often people, and especially children, seem compelled to touch what has been forbidden. Come to think of it…have you ever encountered a sign […]Read More The Struggle is Real
Ever see a movie that shows a long time prisoner being released back into society? There were a few. The Shawshank Redemption comes to mind. Ole Morgan Freeman really shows the inner struggle one might face when suddenly living in a new freedom. If you haven’t seen the film, put it on your movie bucket […]Read More Free to be Free