Why Was Early Christianity So Diverse? – “Orthodoxy,” “Gnosticism” & Mexican Food

Getting along is hard to do. People divide. That’s a fact of human nature. Division occurs when two divergent views emerge within seeming mutuality. Best friends quickly become enemies. Teammates become opponents. Royal siblings go to war over an inherited kingdom. A Church becomes churches? Well, that is the question at hand. In which way [Read More...]

#FarewellJohnPiper? – What Boyd, Wright, Bell, and Whoppers Have in Common

Over the past several years John Piper has piped in on many things. And, yes friends, his pipes are loud and proud (well, not Whopper proud ). He is known for a having a very specific view of God, the Scriptures, and culture. On God, Piper pipes about God’s glory. I affirm this wholeheartedly – [Read More...]

Getting “up to date” on the Study of St. Paul in about 30 Mins: Wright and Gorman Conversation

Here’s a great video, from Fortress Press, that walks through major themes in NT Wright’s latest book on Paul. It includes a discussion guide that can be used in a discussion group, classroom, or small group. Discussion Guide (Thanks to Fortress Press) [Read more...]

Why the Rapture isn’t Biblical… And Why it Matters

I grew up in church culture. Most of what I recall from those early childhood and teenage years bring memories of good things.  People genuinely taught me that loving Jesus matters more than anything else in the world.  The world, after all, is corrupt and the place we truly long for is far, far away [Read More...]


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