The rough attic room hovered close around us as we gathered in near darkness. It was cold above the machine shop, so we kept our coats zipped and hats on. We bowed our heads in prayer, remembering those who met in hiding out of necessity. We did it out of choice, leaving the comfort of… Continue reading Mission USA
From my class reading in Stassen and Gushee's Kingdom Ethics: A holistic character ethics needs to develop a self-critical understanding of how we perceive authority, change, threat and truthfulness in our society. Without that, Christians will not understand how to act effectively to "seek the shalom of the city where you dwell" (Jer. 29:7). They will… Continue reading Yesterday’s Injustices Tomorrow?
I started seminary this week. After years of prayer and months of planning, I'm finally here, studying for online classes through Fuller Theological Seminary. I've dreamed about this for so long, at times it still doesn't feel real. How is it that I am so blessed? I'm taking two classes this fall -- Church… Continue reading Reading the Beatitudes in Context
N.T. Wright explains the dangers of redefining marriage. As always, he is gracious and well spoken. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKxvOMOmHeI
Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz, made a lot of people mad on Monday when he wrote that he doesn't go to traditional church services very often. He explained that he connects to God better though work than through song. Some people were outraged. Others were politely disconcerted. Miller responded with another post, clarifying… Continue reading Donald Miller Rarely Goes to Church, and I Can Relate