The Second Coming

April 6, 2016 at 3:28 pm
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2,000 years is a long time to wait. So long in fact that I humbly admit that the return of Jesus scarcely crosses my mind. When I am confronted by it in the Scriptures, in ways so matter-of-fact and so full of certainty, I cannot help at times to scoff […]

Fighting to Surrender

December 31, 2015 at 7:45 am
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For years my resolution was to quit drinking. My first fifteen attempts went horribly awry. The last three years have proven that not all stories end badly. I was at Steve Visco’s house when I had my first sip of beer. I still remember the beads of sweat forming on […]

The Fall of Tullian Tchividjian

June 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm
The Fall of Tullian Tchividjian

  Like racism and police brutality, the public failure of megachurch pastors is an unfortunately common theme in the media these days. The most recent tale surfaced after the resignation of Tullian Tchividjian, Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida following his confession of an extramarital affair. Like all failure, both […]

Egalitarian & Conservative?

June 12, 2015 at 12:55 pm
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I was once a complementarian, but my views were formed in the isolation of a conservative Baptist church where I was never introduced to an alternative. Like many people who were born and raised in a similar environment, exclusively male leadership as a biblical and theological concept was never taught […]

Thy Kingdom Come

June 8, 2015 at 1:37 pm
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It’s 6:00 am on a Saturday morning and the people from the village have gathered to pray. Not trite prayers, not little prayers, but prayers of power, prayers of deliverance, prayers of confession and prayers of tears. I shuffle in among them and I am handed a small shard of […]

My Enemy, My Brother

May 14, 2015 at 5:47 pm
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“Right away he changed into a human, not an enemy, not a killer…an angel coming to me and coming with me in the bunker.” – Najah Aboud, My Enemy, My Brother Ann Shin has begun to work on a new documentary that traces the story of two sworn enemies who save […]

Perspective

May 3, 2015 at 2:58 am
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Last night I spent a sleepless night in a mediocre motel. The parking lot outside was full of fishing boats and the rooms were equally packed with their owners. My meals throughout the day consisted of trail-bars and energy drinks as I slogged my way through fours hours of midday traffic in […]

Is dinner with my friends church?

April 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm
Is Dinner With My Friends Church?

 “Without going into all the backstory, I’ll just tell you that I feel like God is moving me to be in a different kind of church. Specifically, one that has more of a home-church kind of vibe. So, is it OK for me to have church at my home? I […]

Recipe for Renewed Christianity

April 10, 2015 at 6:35 pm
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          Ross Douthat is the youngest op-ed writer ever hired by the New York Times. More impressive than his age is the fact that he is also a Christian. As a Harvard graduate with a brilliant mind, Douthat is able to synthesize and critique some of the […]

Judas: A Response to Craig Gross

March 19, 2015 at 6:20 pm
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          Craig Gross, founder and pastor of xxxchurch.com, recently posted an article in CNN questioning the eternal fate of Judas Iscariot. For those unfamiliar with the historical details, Judas was one of the twelve disciples chosen by Jesus. He was the treasurer of the bunch and […]