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.

Rejecting A Jonah Spirit

Jonah was so opposed to the people of Nineveh that he couldn’t abide God’s forgiveness of them. There are parallels with evangelical Christians’ insistence that God punish people in a fiery hell for all eternity. Is that insistence righteous?

Signs For John the Baptist and For Us

Jesus’ signs to John the Baptist’s disciples were all tangible and immediately restorative… except preaching the good news to the poor. Why is that? Or did we misunderstand it?

A Caleb Generation

The younger generation of Christians are looking a lot more like Caleb and Joshua than like Moses. They’re willing to go at risk with the Lord into a dangerous but bountiful new land. And it’s stirring up a lot of anger among the elders.

Counting the Cost of Change

How often do we cling to something not because we believe it, but because we can’t risk not believing it?

What Revival Really Looks Like

“This IS the revival that you were praying for. And you’re calling it heresy.” What if revival looks nothing like we think?

Self-Appointed Gatekeepers

Self-appointed gatekeepers over our religious and moral systems are destroying the people’s ability to connect with the Lord’s Kingdom. What is our response supposed to be?

Hanging On For Dear Life

The 4th commandment, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” uses the Hebrew words nasah, shem, and shav, and might equally be translated “Your life shall not demonstrate an inaccurate representation of the reputation and renown and fame of the Lord your God.”

For Two Billion years…

Let me tell you a short story about a long eternity. I’m not so convinced any more about the doctrine of hell and eternal punishment which I grew up understanding it as an absolute certainty, and something that I was told orthodox Christians had believed since Jesus apparently taught the doctrine in the Gospels.