What’s So Offensive About Grace?

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Christians love to talk about Grace. We love to talk about how we have been saved by Grace, how our theology is rooted in Grace, how the Gospel of Jesus finds it very foundation in Grace.We enjoy reflecting upon and contemplating the ethereal theological concept of Grace.For many of us, more theologically minded (read “nerds”) thinking about the beauty and grandeur of this word and it’s soteriological implication for the life of the Christian is like a drug.We love to explore a pl … [Read more...]

Let our GOSPEL have hands….

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· There are over 12.3 million adults and children in forcedlabor, bonded labor, and commercial sexual servitude at any given time. Of these victims, the ILO estimates that atleast 1.39 million are victims of commercial sexual servitude.-The Advocates for Human Rights (mncasa.org) I must admit. I have not been one to care about social justice. Honestly. I thought that is what liberal Christians did instead of preaching the Gospel to save souls from Hell. But over the last year, and even more so … [Read more...]

Fear.

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My faith has changed a lot over the past 10 years. It has taken me all around the theological and political/social spectrum. I have been very conservative and very liberal and seem to have found a temporary home in the space in between the two. But throughout my entire journey with all of its up's and down's, I have tried to remain rooted in a community of faith. I understood that even when I came to points where I disagreed with the majority view of my community, it was still essential to … [Read more...]

On Sabbath, Marriage Equality, & the Age of Grace

Not long afterward Jesus was walking through some wheat fields on a Sabbath. His disciples were hungry, so they began to pick heads of wheat and eat the grain. When the Pharisees saw this, they said to Jesus, “Look, it is against our Law for your disciples to do this on the Sabbath!” Jesus answered, “Have you never read what David did that time when he and his men were hungry? He went into the house of God, and he and his men ate the bread offered to God, even though it was against the Law for t … [Read more...]

Reformed & Always Reforming

Today, on many Protestant Church Calendars, is Reformation Day. The day in which we commemorate the boldness and bravery of Martin Luther and many other Reformers who took a bold stand in the 1500's against theological and political corruption they observed in the Catholic Church. (That is an oversimplification, of course.) None of the Reformers set out to cause divisions or to break away from the mainstream Roman Catholic Church. All of them hoped to be a force of reformation and renewal within … [Read more...]

Fear & Faith.

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Throughout my entire faith journey with all of its up's and down's I have tried to remain rooted in a community of faith. I believe that humans, created in the image of the Triune God who is, fundamentally and eternally, a relationship, have an intrinsic need for community. It is our deepest longing- to be united with God and with one another. And it is when we separate from community and embrace isolation that we begin to devolve spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Because of … [Read more...]


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