I worry sometimes that I might be losing my religion--every time I read of another church scandal: theologies untethered to Biblical truth, financial or personal corruption by leaders, and in many cases downright lawlessness. Yet these same halls echo with voices proclaiming the knowledge and love of God, encouraging we the people to turn away [...]
My heart broke this week as I watched the coverage of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and heard this on CNN: And whenever she hears the word “God,” Carolyn said, flashbacks of abuse keep coming back. “The word ‘God’ makes me think of him [her abuser],” she said. “I just feel like my whole life [...]
The weight of unconfessed sin becomes unbearable. That's what makes forgiveness such a powerful cornerstone of Christianity.
From the beginning humanity has been unable to resist stepping through the door. We can't resist the temptation to know evil.
As we give and receive grace it produces a joy that makes us want to do it again and again.
Memorizing scripture is a way to invite God’s Spirit to speak truth into our lives.
Does remembering your "good old days" feel more like visiting your own little shop of horrors? Escape the ghosts of the past and rest in #Jesus.
Why couldn't God simply forgive our sins? Why all this wrath? And how can we reconcile wrath and love?
If you think you're a pretty good person (I do too), it may be time we think again.
Nothing but the blood of Jesus? Why must there be blood? Let's get to the heart of this fundamental question.