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EITHER, Christ (in) Culture; OR, Some Follow Paul

EITHER, Christ (in) Culture; OR, Some Follow Paul

6min read922 views

Perhaps it was the obtrusive cross necklace that I received attending my last DC Talk concert, which hung precariously from my neck. Or, maybe, it was the multicolored WWJD bracelet I proudly displayed upon my wrist. If you were a Christian teen in the 90’s much of your identity was formulated through the accoutrements you possessed. I mean how else ...

Liberal Fundamentalism: why I am leaving the emerging church conversation

Liberal Fundamentalism: why I am leaving the emerging church conversation

0min read2813 views

To my liberal friends I am a conservative. To my conservative friends I am a liberal. Thus is the plight of one who finds himself in the proverbial middle. Why the middle? Because often it seems that what is true or real lies between the antithetical extremes. The middle is hard to maintain. Both sides are always seducing you in their ...

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

It’s Lonely Getting Lost

1min read1144 views

It’s lonely getting lost In the dense forest of life, (Which I often do) Anytime I wander through. No matter how hard or long I try The paths I have chosen are rarely right. And so I am left wandering all night Among trees that always seem the same. The sun, which once guided me Is now shrouded by an overgrown canopy; It’s light, no brighter Than a dancing candlelight’s desperate ...

Let us stop pretending

Let us stop pretending

0min read914 views

The best thing for the Church is to stop pretending; to stop pretending that being a Christian is not difficult at times; to stop pretending that we have all of the answers; to stop pretending that we don’t doubt at times the very ...

Marcus Borg: A Tribute To Theological Integrity

Marcus Borg: A Tribute To Theological Integrity

2min read981 views

Perhaps not since the reformation has the church been as divided against itself as it is today. Christians like to label things: republican or democrat, conservative or liberal, Calvinist or Arminian, modern or postmodern; the list is lengthy. Theological scholarship is not much different. To many of these people Marcus Borg was an iconoclastic progressive liberal. Then there is a large ...

Intolerance

Intolerance

0min read1174 views

Remember, intolerance comes in all shapes and sizes. Intolerance is not bound by political or religious affiliations. It is not bound by class. More importantly it is not always obvious, but most often lurks in the shadows of our conversations – or perhaps, ...

Becoming UNenlightened

Becoming UNenlightened

9min read1863 views

My birthday This October I celebrated my 20th anniversary of being a Christian. Well…to be honest, I didn’t really celebrate – there was no cake, decorations, princesses, or a donkey-horse hanging precariously from a tree branch. It was more like, changing diapers, chasing children, and pretending to be a donkey-horse for my five year old. So…I guess in that sense there ...

The reality of dreams

The reality of dreams

0min read749 views

The only difference between a dream and reality is in waking up. Perhaps one day we will all wake up again somewhere else.

The chief aim of the Christian life…

The chief aim of the Christian life…

0min read645 views

...should NOT be to acquire knowledge, but wisdom. Wisdom is a paradox in that it both negates and affirms knowledge. For only the wise are able to know how much they do not know. At the same time, wisdom’s chief aim is in ...

Jesus Did NOT Come To Save Your Sins

Jesus Did NOT Come To Save Your Sins

8min read1559 views

I used to know it all. I used to have it all figured out. I had answers for almost everything – including backup answers in case my first answer was insufficient. My “life-verse” was first Peter 3:15, which served as my motivation to “always be prepared to give an answer.” I used to be obsessed with knowledge. In fact, at times ...