Truth in Love

The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still. A. W. Tozer I find Tozer's words to be deeply troubling precisely because of their accuracy; throughout scripture we see those who resist God described as knowing God, God's word, and Scripture. I speak, of course, of stories like the... Continue Reading →

The Difficulty with the Church

I recently wrote on three situations within the American church-- Jerry Falwell' Vanity Fair interview, Phanatik renouncing Christianity, and Lecrae speaking about losing events over his social comments (read it here). In that post I teased that I would write about what troubles me with the Church today, there are two interconnected issues which do... Continue Reading →

Hearing the Needs of Others

In preparing for my upcoming lecture on the Story of Christianity I ran across a line that stopped me cold. What we often study in isolated detail as so many examples of literary, legal, and iconographic borrowings from the secular world, if taken altogether add up in themselves to a clue to the success of... Continue Reading →

What Are We Saying?

Cringe worthy church signs are all too familiar, the person behind this sign probably did not even give it a second look because obviously "Jesus cares". (If you are looking for good church signs try here.) This sign represents a real problem in Christian circles-- sometimes we simply do not know how to communicate. There... Continue Reading →

A Good Witness

Living in Eastern Ohio I can easily remember the dramatic sight of the Nike billboard that used to be seen near the stadiums in Cleveland. The picture was LeBron James hands outstretched, captioned with the phrase "we are all witnesses". Nike's campaign was launched in June of 2007 when the Cavs made the NBA Finals;... Continue Reading →

Lessons from the First Preachers

I have been thinking about the women leaving the tomb on the first Easter Sunday; there is a recent push to remind people that these women were the first Christian preachers, apostles, and evangelists. The goal of most who make mention of this fact is to remind the Church that far from banning women from... Continue Reading →

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