Thrift Store Theology (Guest Post: Megan)

I write about trash. Yup; I do. It’s the thing that makes me the happiest. When I was a kid, I saved containers that smelled good, like cinnamon bottles and other spices, and kept them in my closet. When I felt sad, I’d get them out, sit on the ground, and smell them. Smell is [Read More...]

When a Poor Baby in a Manger Overthrows the Empire

Many would consider the Roman Empire one of the greatest civilizations in history.  In regard to the New Testament, the story of early Christianity finds its setting under the shadow of a meta-narrative[1] that dominated most of the Mediterranean world and even beyond.  Caesar Augustus is the earliest figure of the Roman Empire that the [Read More...]

All Out War (Partnering with the God who is "gathering up all things!"), part 5

Today, I want to make some “big picture” observations about the Armor of God… 1. The weapons are not literal but meant to capture the reader/hearer’s imagination to understand the great resources of God at our disposal 2. The armor metaphor comes from mostly the book of Isaiah, and partially from the average Roman soldier [Read More...]

God’s Story, Our Stories, the Intersection of New Creation (A sermon on Domestic Violence)

“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.”  (Gen. 1.31a) The Scriptures begin with the declaration that God created the cosmos, and called it “very good.”  Unfortunately, many of us do not experience the goodness of God’s world on a regular basis because the goodness of creation has been overshadowed by [Read More...]


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