Christians and Guns

Naturally there is nothing in the Bible about guns themselves, and there is little in scripture about rights, as we understand and claim them in America, including the right to bear arms (although a considerable amount about responsibilities). In the scriptural record, though, we can uncover two pertinent themes, both of which require some interpretation: righteous violence and radical pacifism. [Read more…]

If Jesus Were on Facebook….Reflections on Matthew 5:1-12

I like Facebook, but I have somehow ended up with lots of friends I don’t even know. Maybe that’s how Jesus feels. Lots of people ask to be his friends, and when he confirms them, they never give him another thought. Lots of people claim to be his friends and really are barely acquainted with his life story and body of teachings, much less willing to live by them. [Read more…]

Jay Bakker, The Grace Junkie: A Book Review

You would think someone who has experienced so much would walk away from anything that looks remotely like the very place he came from. But there is hope. Jay Bakker is an ardent grace-junkie. He drinks it. Shoots it up. Sniffs it. Loves it. And he encourages everyone to do the same. [Read more…]


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