This is part II in a series on redemption. In yesterday’s post I talked about the puzzling problem of a culture that seems to love redemption, but doesn’t seem at all compelled by the real redemption that is central to the Christian message. Why is that? I think the problem lies in two separate but … Continue reading The Heresy of Underestimating God’s Grace. (Redemption in Christian Community part II)
Many people will say that church isn’t all that interesting. At some level, that’s because people who have not been reborn of the Holy Spirit don’t generally enjoy the real things of God, but in addition to the direct sinfulness of humanity, I think we Christians may also bear part of the blame for the … Continue reading Losing the Plot (Redemption in Christian Community Part I)
"If a wise man has an argument with a fool, the fool only rages and laughs, and there is no quiet." Proverbs 29:9 "A rebuke impresses a man of discernment more than a hundred lashes a fool." - Proverbs 17:10 One of the advantages of living in east Asia is that election results I'd have to … Continue reading Thoughts on Intelligence from watching Election Results.
Well, seems that the mobileme hosting of my website is messed up, so now that I'm deciding to return to blogging, I'm also returning to using wordpress for my blogging. So here I am back blogging on my wordpress account. In any case, my wordpress account has always had more traffic, so it's probably best … Continue reading A Return to WordPress (and to blogging)
Sounds like a bit of an internal contradiction, doesn't it? After all, Gospel is by definition Good News, that's what the word means. So why the provocative title? Well, the simplest answer is that I've been doing some pondering while reading a few books. It slows down my reading speed a lot, but I think … Continue reading The Gospel is Never Good News to an Unprepared Heart
Recently I've been reading some of the critiques unbelievers have about Christianity, and have been struck by a commonality that I have found in many of them. People began to read the Bible, found that the God of the Bible did not square with their beliefs in a loving and good God, and so they … Continue reading A Danger of Preaching a Substandard Gospel
Air Rage: A Hockey player seems to mistake the cabin of an airplane for the ice. Shooting: A truck driver shoots up a Unitarian Church because of their "liberal" ideas. Blogging: GetReligion points out the problem of using comment tallies as a grading of a post's value.