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?
I’ve noticed an interesting trend in my online discussions and readings: contempt as a starting point of interaction. I can only conclude that this issue has always been there, but I’m only newly noticing it. As I think about my own history, I realize that this was often how I…
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.
To Live and Die at Club Q
It’s instructive to evaluate our immediate, automatic, and unspoken response to dramatic news. It tells us a lot about our inner selves. What was your first response to the news about Club Q?
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?
If We REALLY are a Christian Nation…
We should be doing the things that Jesus did and commanded. And we should accept the corrections that come with being imperfect representatives of a holy and righteous and just God.
“I want America to be a Christian nation” really means “I want America to be a nation of Christians that believe and practice like me.” It’s a nice goal. But there really isn’t just one definition of “Christian.”
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 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?