What’s more important? Evangelicalism, or Christianity? Lately I’ve seen a lot of people defending the former at the expense of what I believe is Jesus’ example of how we should live as a community of faith.
How Revelation Warped My Theology
Jesus said we’d know a tree by its fruit, and perhaps we can also know a doctrine the same way. I grew up with an end-times doctrine that is widespread in the church, but which I now recognize is bearing a lot of bad fruit. Maybe it’s time to recognize the harm.
What Defines Biblical Marriage?
I’m intrigued that for an institution so absolutely central to human life, the Bible has shockingly little information about the ideal marriage. Hardly any of the examples about marriage fit our modern Christian definition of “one man, one woman, for life, with the blessing of the church and the state.”
How I Have Deconstructed?
I was asked today “so what exactly have you deconstructed?” Here’s a few thoughts on that question.
Everybody Wants to Rule the World
Too many Christians seem obsessed with power and control. But being oppressed was the very thing that helped the early church grow explosively. Are we pursing the wrong thing?
Outrage as Social Currency
Today’s media systems use outrage as a currency to drive engagement. But is outrage a poison pill that is tearing us apart? I suggest there’s a better way to exist in this modern social media world.
It’s Best Not To Ask
It’s really hard when trusted people change dramatically. For the sake of our faith, often we don’t really want to know why they changed. It might require us to change too.
Can Homosexuals be Christian?
I’ve seen a lot of conservative Christians recently argue that gays cannot be saved, or cannot be Christian, specifically because of 1 Cor 6:9-10. What does that verse say, and is it relevant?
The ChatGPT AI Pastor of the Future
A Jewish pastor read a sermon written by AI to his congregation, and they thought it was human-written. Can a robot or AI ever replace a human pastor? Perhaps that’s the wrong question. Do most Christians today even understand what a pastor is supposed to be?
Is the Bible the Word of the Lord?
Which takes precedence – the Bible or Jesus? On Twitter, this question has blown up into a rather ugly argument in the last couple days. I’ve watched the dispute, occasionally chipping in here and there myself, but mostly learning from the various viewpoints thrown into the fight. There’s a lot…