“Paul’s motives according to verses 11 and 14 [of II Corinthians 5] were both the fear of the Lord and the love of Christ. We need to… Read more “Chapter Eight, The Year of Jubilee: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Church”
“Hurry, hurry, hurry!” The five frantically rushed around the apartment grabbing their things. She completely let time slip through her fingers. She was enjoying good company, sharing community.… Read more “Satirical Efforts, pt. 1”
“Our gathering for worship is an exercise in covenant renewal, a weekly celebration of the resurrection, and a foretaste of the heavenly banquet to come” (DeYoung 171).… Read more “Chapter Seven, The Theological: The Church of Diminishing Definition”
What’s up with small talk? Do we actually care about what we’re asking people? Do we really want to know? Or do we unconsciously (or consciously) have… Read more “Hi, How Are You?”
“By insisting that the church that has creeds, doctrines, and boundaries is oppressive, they actually may be doing as much to oppress orthodox Christianity in our culture… Read more “Chapter Six, Brief Interviews: Snapshots of Church People (including Chuck Colson and Art Monk)”
Sitting here listening to Jack Johnson over my gramophone, with a virtual fireplace crackling (that’s what you get when you don’t have a real fireplace), reading some apologetics… Read more “Cold November Days…”
When you allow the peace of God to flood your life, no amount of stress can derail you. Shalom peace puts everything into perspective and gives hope.