Entertaining Angels BONO Unaware

Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Hebrews 13.2 I love this verse.  If you grew up in youth group like I did, you may have heard it used to talk about encountering angels that were in disguise.  The logic was: You never know… [Read More...]

Conversion is a Journey, NOT a Moment (well, at least for some) [The Example of Lauren Winner]

Lauren Winner, in her wonderful memoir, Girl Meets God, offers a wonderful perspective on what it means to convert to Christianity.  She is a former Orthodox Jew who embraced Jesus as Messiah in her young adult years.  In our conversionist evangelical culture, we often desire to have a single moment in time when we turned [Read More...]

When Fish With Legs Are Eaten By Jesus (or) Are Culture Wars Good, Bad, or Both?

I remember the first time I saw a Jesus fish.  It really didn’t make sense to me.  Why is Jesus represented by a fish?  The only fish I know about was from the flannel-graph story of Jonah and the whale. But then someone told me the story about how in the early church the fish [Read More...]

An Anthem for Nonviolence: "White Flag Warrior" by Flobots

One of my favorite bands is the Flobots.  They speak from a progressive Christian perspective on issues of politics and justice.  While I do not agree with them all of the time, the overall theme of their music is one I resonate deeply with.  The following song, which features Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), is called [Read More...]


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