“People may spend their whole lives climbing the ladder of success...
...only to find, once they reach the top...
...that the ladder is leaning against the wrong wall.”~ Thomas Merton
Is he in…or not?
“Oh, how we should hate the prosperity gospel and it’s promise of worldly wealth over and above Jesus! That false gospel insults God as second-rate, a useful steppingstone toward a better job or a bigger […]
“Belonging to God’s family is not simply a matter of birth or ancestry as many Jews at the time believed. They claimed the name of God for themselves but often failed to display his character. […]
“God seems to take pleasure in subverting the hierarchies of the world.
In God’s economy, servants are the leaders, the meek inherit the earth, the poor are blessed, enemies are loved, the humble are exalted, the foolish things shame the wise, those who seek their lives lose them, and those who finish last hoist the first place trophy.
You get the picture.”~ Drew Dyck
“Sadly, as our culture’s capacity to engage and maintain meaningful relationships has deteriorated, we have seen a rise in popularity-based rather than proximity-based authority.
And the same trend is evident within the church.
Just because someone has a large platform or ministry, or has sold millions of books, doesn’t mean we should automatically grant them authority over our life, faith, or congregation.
As many entertainers, politicians, and church leaders have proven, it is possible to build a large platform and yet lack the character or competency to faithfully wield it.”~ Skye Jethani
“One of the things that Christians are disagreed about is the importance of their disagreements. When two Christians of different denominations start arguing, it is usually not long before one asks whether such-and-such a point […]
“Theology must first be about a conversation with God…God speaks and we listen. The Christian theological framework is primarily about listening—listening to God. One of the great dangers we face in doing theology is our […]
“I recognize that many of us, as Christians, are hesitant to treat God’s Word as though it were a suspect or eyewitness statement that needs to be picked apart forensically. It almost seems to disrespect […]
My oldest daughter Kori feels comfortable talking to me about everything…everything. It’s something that I unequivocally cherish. Lately, believe it or not, we’ve been discussing theology. Not in the traditional seminary sense, but rather in […]
That question has haunted me all week…
“When jury members conclude that a witness can be trusted, they must come to grips with what the witness has to say and use this testimony as the foundation for future decisions they may make […]
My oldest daughter’s birthday party reminded me of something very special.
Sometimes, we’re too quick to play this card.