Prophetic Pepper Spray, Suffering, and the Revolutionary Kingdom: UC Davis and #OccupyWallStreet

Suffering.  Not something that is glorified in itself in Scripture, but the glory is in the cause suffered for. Suffering, most often, is the result of circumstances uncontrollable to the victim.  Born into: an abusive home, a third world ghetto, a warzone, disease, broken family, poverty, famine, or _____________.  Changes: job loss, regime change, governmental [Read More...]

When Worry Disrupts God’s Cosmic Community of Care

I want to introduce you to someone.  Her name is Sadie.  After six months of marriage to Lauren, she started asking if we could get a puppy.  After months of hesitation… I gave in. Why the hesitation?  Because I didn’t want the responsibility of caring for an animal.  Chores like giving a bath or cleaning [Read More...]

Provocative Question of the Day: If Jesus came back today the first thing he’d fix is…

So, I want to throw out a question and ask for your response.  It assumes some things that are theoretical and so I admit that on the front end. When Christ comes back, he will set this world to rights… God will become earth’s final king and will be “all in all.”  This will probably [Read More...]

Salvation is all about me… I get to be with God

Last week I was sitting in a Starbucks and my table was next to two middle-aged men who clearly have a passion for Jesus.  Without deliberately eavesdropping, what caught my attention was one man’s reflections on salvation.  He said, “what’s amazing about salvation is that its all about me.  I get to be with God [Read More...]


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