We’re responding to a recent social media dust-up about the life of Christ. Which is more essential to the Christian: Jesus’ example, or Jesus’ substitutionary death? Why do ethics and the moralization of biblical characters dominate the messaging of the evangelical church? Why has the atonement been lost among the clutter?
A discussion about the evangelical concept of God’s perfect will for the individual Christian. Can you find it? What if you don’t? Or, is this concept an American ideal we’ve laid over biblical Christianity?
I wrote the following letter to a new born child who was adopted by a family in our church. The parents feared that as the child grew and came to realize it was adopted it might view this as a stigma rather than a blessing. Perhaps they would question their identity and self-worth. They might…
We received a question from a dad concerning his young son’s struggle with gender identity issues this led to a broader discussion of the culture of shame in the church and how accountability & compassion work together in relationships.
The struggle of severe anxiety, how to serve those with emotional pains, the church’s failure to care for those who suffer, removing the stigma of emotional struggles and understanding the depth of our depravity.