What does it mean to be a Christian? Part of it means the fulfillment of God’s command to “fill the earth and subdue it.” Paul writes in Ephesians that the purpose of our salvation, or our being “created in Christ Jesus,” is for the purpose of doing the good works that God has preparedContinue reading “Movement”
One of the practices I wanted to change heading into the 2020s—other than my wife, Kacie, getting me hooked on watching Downton Abbey nearly every night (that show is amazing…and, yes, I’m still straight)—is committing to write more frequently about my theological observations as they present themselves in life’s everyday events. Enter: Gasparilla’s Sant’ YagoContinue reading “The Contrast: Send Them All to Hell?”
American Christians prefer a formulaic theology to one of relationship. Relationships take time, they take maintenance, they take deference… and, when it comes to a relationship with God… it requires submission.
“When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees [rule-following religious teachers] saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: ‘Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?’ On hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I haveContinue reading “Stop Being So Christian and Start Following Christ”