As I have written of previously (cf. Can Men Be Good Without God), the questions of the origin of evil and the extent to which Man himself is evil are big questions which people have been discussing for generations. The biggest problem that Followers of the Way of the Cross have faced with trying to make sense of these questions of Sin and Depravity, is that our experiences are inconsistent and therefore often do not line up with popular Christian teaching on the matter, which tends to either oversimplify or overlook reality.Read more "Just How Messed Up Are We: Making Sense of Sin & Depravity"
Looking back on this essay from July of 2013, about the hysteria surrounding the trial of George Zimmerman regarding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, I find that considering all that with all that has happened since with Ferguson MO and NYC, this essay remains very applicable. So I decided to edit it a little and […]Read more "Silence Is Not An Option: Some Thoughts on Justice & Inequality"
In a recent appearance on Sean Hannity the Duck Dynasty patriarch said that if he was in charge of the situation with ISIS his strategy would be to convert them or to kill them. Naturally this has stirred up some controversy. However, those who embrace or reject what was said out of hand – […]Read more "Why Phil Robertson is Both Right & Wrong About ISIS"
When I first learned of Mark Driscoll he was well on his way to superstar status. He was notoriously earthy and abrasive [which I liked] and equally ignorant about the bible and under-trained for ministry [which frustrated me to no end]. But there was another quality that struck me and that was his desire to […]Read more "Mark Driscoll’s Fall From Grace: A Warning For All Pastors"
I have been a father for quite some time now and as such I have had the chance to watch many hours of children’s programing. To date one of my favorites remains the old PBS cartoon Clifford the Big Red Dog. I think what I love most about the story, is captured beautifully by the […]Read more "What Clifford The Big Red Dog Can Teach Us About Grace"
Much is made of Leadership in the Church now days, what it is and how it is accomplished. It seems there is always a new book on the best seller list, designed to help you become the best leader you can be with just 12 easy steps complemented by 24 easy diagrams and 48 forms. […]Read more "4 Quick Thoughts On Leadership From Nehemiah"
Acts 2 details the events of the first Pentecost following the resurrection and ascension of Messiah. Too often this text is interpreted through the broken hermeneutic of popular Christian theological systems which, due to their inherently anti-Semitic prepositions, often emphasize the wrong aspects of the text. In doing so, they render a narrative of it […]Read more "Making Sense Of The Day Of Pentecost"