Only one recognized the humanity in the man lying on the side of the road and took on his suffering as his business. This is what it means to do justice, have mercy, and walk humbly with God. This is what it means to love our neighbors. Continue reading The Good Homeless Man
We want permission to leave the vulnerable behind and move on.
But that’s not the way of Jesus.
Love requires sacrifice. Love of neighbor means that we sacrifice our desires for the good of the community.
The way of Jesus is the way of true love and true love waits. Continue reading True Love Waits
Secularism is not the enemy of the church. The enemy of the church has always been the same thing that Jesus taught against: self-righteousness. That enemy is within and that’s why people don’t go to church anymore. Continue reading Why Don’t People Go to Church Anymore?
The temptation to rule the world is real, but let’s be clear about one thing: it is not the way … Continue reading The Temptation to Rule the World
One of my biggest struggles during this pandemic has been the desire to go back to what was before. Continue reading Hope is Better than a Positive Attitude
Maybe Linus was right. Maybe the Charlie Brown Christmas Trees of this world just need us to give up our security blankets and wrap them in love. Continue reading Searching for the Hope of Christmas
This is the time of year when people seem to argue over pleasantries, as if saying “Happy Holidays” is offensive … Continue reading No More Merry Christmas?
Recognizing Jesus as Messiah is the little clue that changes the entire biblical narrative. Continue reading Discovering a Passionate Faith
I struggled for a long time with this conflict between fundamentalism and progressivism, not really being comfortable in either. Continue reading Have You Been Saved? Saved from What?
The Bible says a lot of things. Throwing out statements like “the Bible says…” is often an attempt to end conversation, to seek absolution for deeply held prejudices, to deter others from thinking critically, and sometimes to hold onto power. Continue reading “The Bible Says So” is Not an Answer