Christianity and politics seem more complicated than they once were.
There are many voices in 21st century America. We have more information at our fingertips than ever.
Our culture puts a high value on authenticity. From popular culture to Christian culture, being authentic is definitely in vogue.
Programs do not meet these needs—an organism does. Hurting people are best helped in relationship to other believers within the Body.
I am realizing that more and more of my problems are really the result of my own selfishness. It’s just more fun blaming my frustrations on others.
It feels like opposition is coming upon us like a cresting tidal wave. It seems like everything is on the verge of crashing down around us. Views once mainstream are now being condemned as extreme, bigoted, and even dangerous.
Have you ever heard the Gospel presented in that way?
No one likes to be judged. That seems to be a universal truth. We don’t like others standing over us in judgment.
Imagine that you were reclining at that table, 2,000 years ago. What would you have said? Would you have let him do it?
It’s an old-fashioned, religious kind of word—the type of word that I find myself recoiling from. It conjures up images high-pressure alter calls.