The Un-Christian Nature Of New “Religious Freedom” Laws

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Kristen Powers and Jonathan Merritt had a great article the other day pointing out the hypocritical nature of these new “religious freedom” laws that are cropping up in many states. Such laws are clothed in terms of freedom for Christians, while being incredibly un-Christian at the core. In short, these laws are designed to give [Read More...]

What Is Sucking The Life Out Of You? (thinking about fasting differently)

What are the things in your life that are sucking the life out of you? What are the things that are draining and leaving you feeling empty? The other day I listed the practice of “fasting” as one of the keys to living a more radical Christian life. I don’t know about you, but fasting [Read More...]

Jesus Carries An AR-15? God Wrote The Constitution? (What Happens When You Mix Politics & Jesus)

Two of the craziest, and sickest stories I’ve seen in a while wrap out our week here on the blog: Both of these stories serve to demonstrate what happens when the blending of Christianity and culture go to an extreme. As a missiologist, we call this “syncretism”. Christianity in all cultures has a way of [Read More...]

But Jesus Isn’t “That” (putting hurts in the proper perspective)

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Sometimes life seems like a never ending cycle of hurts. Trust me, I actually get that. People we love wound us. People we trust betray us. Life goes wrong. Sometimes, it goes way, way wrong. We slowly become wounded and begin to walk away from whatever or whoever we perceive has hurt us. Walking away [Read More...]

Why Being A Christian Is A Lot Like Olympic Curling

1. No one can agree on what the rules are. I swear, we’ve probably watched eight rounds of curling during the Olympics and I still have no idea what the rules actually are. Are they trying to get all of their pucks (is that thing a puck?) on the bulls-eye? Are they trying to just [Read More...]

5 Practices Toward A More Radical Christian Life (a challenge to my readers)

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The message of Jesus is radical: the key to “life” isn’t through saving your life, but through giving it away. To enter into his Kingdom and the radical life he promises, we must rid ourselves of the two things that get in the way: a love affair with ourselves and with our possessions. Here are 5 practices to change your life: [Read more...]

When Pastors Live In Multimillion Dollar Mansions, It’s Not A Sign Of God’s Blessing– But Our Sinfulness

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Is the phenomenon of rich American pastors a sign of God’s blessing? In this post about my work in India and the association between American Christianity and wealth, I ask some hard questions about what it means to actually follow Jesus. [Read more...]

Glenn Beck: “God told me to sit down, shut up, and zip your mouth”

Glenn Beck says God told him to shut up… which, sounds about right to me. [Read more...]

5 Keys To Surviving A Christian Paradigm Shift

We all go through shifts in our faith, and sometimes they’re radical shifts. It can be hard to survive these seasons of transition with our faith intact if we’re not careful. As per the request of readership, here are my 5 key pieces of advice on how you can survive a Christian paradigm shift. [Read more...]

If People Excluded “Illegal Immigrants”, We Wouldn’t Have Jesus

We only have Jesus because someone decided to show love and mercy towards an illegal immigrant. [Read more...]


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