Yeah…there’s that. Thanks Peter. But! We’ve moved into the New Testament where marriage becomes a bit more closely aligned with what the average evangelical will affirm: One Man, one woman. As I wrote yesterday, I find the New Testament couple, Priscilla & Aquila, quite fascinating. Paul lauded them as leaders in the early house churches… Continue reading Priscilla & Aquila, Ephesians 5, and the Theology of Marriage
I saw a tweet by a relatively anonymous theologian the other day that he was going to write for something like 20 minutes per day for 20 days. I thought: there’s a good idea. I don’t write enough. I’m exhilarated by good, thoughtful, provocative writing, and I often wish I wrote like that but it’s… Continue reading Blogging thru Acts?
Where do Jesus’ words, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” from Luke 23:34 fit regarding charity among believers who believe different things about how proper Christianity should be lived out and the content a proper Christian should believe? Is this verse a hint or should it be kept at… Continue reading Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity
I often fall into frustration about what I consider to be apathy in the large Evangelical church regarding the conversion of personal, “eternal life-qualifying faith” into actions befitting of the Kingdom of God in the here & now. Actually, it’s a pretty glaring omission when you think about it. The American Evangelical church focuses on… Continue reading RIP My Friend
Now all the tax collectors and sinners were drawing near to him. And both the Pharisees and the scribes were complaining, saying, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.” – Luke 15:1-2 Jesus didn’t get killed for doing right in the eyes of the religious establishment. He got killed for being dead wrong about… Continue reading Holy Week #1
Most people I know want the blood and guts. They want the dirt and the grime. They want Instagram over Photoshop. They want the real McCoy. So why do so many of us busy ourselves with putting on the front that we are perfect or that everything is all right? Those around us don’t need… Continue reading Imperfect is More Authentic