Questions About the Masculine God

Questions About the Masculine God

One of my favorite classes in college was an intro-level course on rhetorical criticism. When I enrolled in it, I had no idea what the class was – I just knew that it was required for my degree – but by the end of the class, I had been deeply changed. The...
Freedom from Legalism

Freedom from Legalism

As 2016 turned into 2017, there were several blog posts floating around the internet that introduced the concept of picking a “word for the year.” As the “My One Word” website explains, you are to “Choose just one word that represents what you most hope God will do in...
God’s Chosen: Wrestling with God and Humanity

God’s Chosen: Wrestling with God and Humanity

Certain theological questions transcend time, maintaining their relevance across cultures and eras. Among those is the question of adequacy: Why does God choose me? As Christians, we often do not feel worthy of God’s call – the reality of our human failings seem...
Joy, Such Joy, Such Unpardonable Joy

Joy, Such Joy, Such Unpardonable Joy

“Listen:” Kurt Vonnegut writes in Timequake, “We are here on Earth to fart around. Don’t let anyone tell you any different.” Okay, so I have done my share of farting around–more farting around than I’d care to admit–and still I wake most mornings with guts...
An Evangelical Crossroads

An Evangelical Crossroads

Last week Donald Trump was inaugurated as the President of the United States of America. He rode to victory back in November on the backs of the 81% of white evangelicals voters who picked him to be our next president. While I understand that not all evangelicals...
As a Means of Expression

As a Means of Expression

Editor’s Note: This post deals with censorship regarding art and language. Because of the subject matter, it contains words that some in our audience may find uncomfortable. It’s amazing how censorship can make you hate the art that you love. I was listening to...
My Advent List

My Advent List

I don’t know about you, but I am obsessed with my Amazon Wish List, especially during this time of year. I am constantly checking it, adding new things, and taking away items I no longer want. Did you know that you can even “rank” or prioritize the items you have on...
On Impulse and Reason

On Impulse and Reason

In her recent post, “The Dangers of Experience,” Shannon Greene uses the Wesleyan Quadrilateral to criticize what she sees as a “heavy push” towards pentecostalism within her denomination, the Church of the Nazarene. For those who don’t know, the Wesleyan Quad is a...
Death and Life Before Christ

Death and Life Before Christ

One of the things I most value about this site is how it can be a platform for thoughtful dialogue between people with differing views. Last week, Justin shared his concern that Christianity necessarily means that those who lived before Christ are eternally damned....

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