Christians who support the death penalty often say it was God who instituted the death penalty. But if that’s true, what about Cain and Abel? Why didn’t God execute the first murderer in the Bible? [Read more…]
In a matter of hours, yet another divine image bearer will die by the tip of Caesar’s sword. Kelly Gissendar is more than a human being, more than a bearer of God’s divine image– she is also our sister in Christ. While all Jesus people should grieve each and every time Caesar takes his sword [Read More…]
Any culture has a difficult tendency to send conflicting messages on an array of issues, and American culture is no different. This fact is especially true when it comes to one of America’s hallmark characteristics: violence. The use of violence towards others is at the very foundation of the American identity– it’s how we were [Read More…]
But Jesus cannot be explained away. Liberals can’t do it and conservatives can’t do it. Liberals are guilty of it, and today, we see again that conservatives are too.
Jesus offers a different way. A way that is neither liberal or conservative– it’s a third way. It’s an “other-world” kinda way.
In fact, that’s how Jesus described it: “My Kingdom is not of this world”.
It still isn’t of this world. The way of Jesus won’t support the death of the unborn any more than it will the most vile criminal. It is still, after all this time, other worldly.
You can follow the Liberal Kingdom that marginalizes Jesus, you can follow the Conservative Kingdom that marginalizes Jesus, or– you can take the third option, and just follow Jesus into something completely different. [Read more…]