A Liberation Theology

This idea of Liberation Theology is making the rounds again, so let’s talk about what it is. A lot progressive Christians are getting on this cart this time around. The premise is basically that God has preferential treatment and thus a mindset towards those who are in bondage, or the downcast or the dregs of society….

Establish your Vision

We need a vision so don’t lose your vision of the cross. The cross lifts us up from the ashes and plants our feet upon the rock. When we forget that we are forgiven we forget to forgive others. We need to come boldly to the throne of grace to receive mercy so that we…

Reactions and Respondents 

It is the glory of God to conceal a matter and the wisdom of man to search it out. I have been thinking about Facebook and how it arrogantly prompts you at the top of your page to write whatever is on your mind. Social media is a bit like drinking. Our better judgment is…

Lures of Temptation?

I recently read an article about a female leader in a church being surprised and quite critical of a pastor desiring to hold to what she called the ancient practice of Billy Graham’s morals. He didn’t want to go to lunch with her alone even if it was about work. She brought up some interesting points but…

Logistics and Stones

C.S.Lewis’ helpfully pointing out of Jesus’ own mental health. He was either a liar lunatic or Lord. In other words Jesus words either have meaning or they don’t, why? Because for his words to have meaning it meant that he believed, he reinforced the notion of truth and right and wrong. This of course works…

The best defense is Offense (soap box #2)

This is probably only my second soapbox right? On doing offense well. There are many offensive things in society. How do we as Christians deal with offense? How do we bring offense? It has been a trend for us that we love to picket and protest things. In fact, Christians used to have the corner…

You don’t have to live like a refugee

If only Tom Petty could fix all our international problems with his music, but it is actually going to take a lot more work. I know this is sliding into the political arena a bit but here is why I say anything. Many people are attempting to use Christian reasoning for their arguments over the…

Chasing the Carrot

Theology of hope and blessing are an interesting thing. Always having hope is important. It is essential to the Christian life. Looking toward the future with expectation in Christ’s return is important. Looking forward to the day of our redemption is vital to Christian health. Knowing where we are going is important to any journey….

A contextual Sigh-nn

After travelling across the country (thank God we have arrived!) and seeing sign after sign directing me where to turn, where to merge, where to exit, and even what speed to drive, I was reminded of this little episode that played out in my life last year. Signs are supposed to instruct, to help, to…

Dying a Death that Kills

A man makes his plans but God directs his steps. Solomon tells us that even our jobs are vanity. The conclusion of the matter is unless we fear God and serve him first, then our work will be vain, and ultimately all of life. Holding on for life is a great thing to do on…

Apocalypse Please?

No this not about Muse’s great song but about a never ceasing stab at predicting the apocalypse. I had to comment on this trend of some “christian” groups who keep trying to predict the end of the world. I remember seeing the book 88 Reasons The World Will End In 1988, in 1991. Even I…

On arguing with your Doctor

The man walks through the revolving doors and looks around. The smell of rubbing alcohol immediately reaches his nose and he is reminded that he did not want to come here. He looks around at the half empty room and decides on a good seat as he walks to the counter. “Do you have an…