What does loving the sinner but hating the sin mean? How is it possible to love someone well after they have hurt you? And what does loving them well look like in real life?
There Is A Time For Bills
It’s always in the first few pages. Every author does it, though I’m sure some are ‘asked’ to do it by their publishers, though they would rather keep it out of their books. Some people may not be annoyed by it, but for me, it’s one of the most frustrating things about commentaries on the…
I like to win arguments. I like being right. I like showing people that I’m smart. I like using my knowledge and proving a point. It’s fun. I enjoy the rush it gives. And it may be one of the most destructive things I can do as a Christian.
They want to take God’s name out of the national anthem.
The fight continues on: should women be allowed to hold leadership roles in the Church? Can a woman preach, considering what Paul said in 1 Corinthians? How can a lady be the head of any religious activity?
Mention magic or wizards, witches or spells, and Christians the world over will freak out. Blogs will be written. Tweets will be sent. Names will be called, and lines will be drawn in the sand arbitrarily labelling “real Christians” from the fake ones. Fascinating what a topic can do to brothers and sisters in Christ.…
Not all preconceived notions are dangerous.
In that dramatic scene on Calvary’s hill, three men were crucified. We must never forget that all three were crucified for the same crime – the crime of extremism. Two were extremists for immorality, and thus fell below their environment. The other, Jesus Christ, was an extremist for love, truth and goodness.
“Jesus wants to get rid of the sex trafficking [in the world just like I do], only he takes it a lot more seriously than I do…“ – Joshua Ryan Butler, The Skeletons in God’s Closet No sane Christian will ever stand up and say that sex trafficking is good thing. No one that is…
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don’t like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
The idea of “subjective truth” or “relative truth” or “it’s true for me, and that’s all that matters” is garbage.
No maps. No GPS. Few street signs. Those are three important reasons why I don’t drive in developing countries. I’d get lost. Raising our kids to follow Christ is a lot like trying to navigate in an under-developed country – there is no parenting map, no spiritual GPS. We head in the direction that seems best, trying to find our way by trial and error.
Most days I moonlight as a lube technician/oil change guy. It’s how I pay my bills. It’s during this wonderfully flexible job that I hear some of the most uninformed people making crazy declarations they believe to be truth. They will stand on sinking sand and claim that they are perched on the mountain.
It takes a village to raise a child couldn’t be more true, or more biblical, except that we often leave out one vital group from the child-rearing village. This group isn’t left out on purpose. They are usually included when you answer who is responsible for rearing and raising a child. They are seen as…