“Does once saved always saved apply even though he became an atheist?”

I stand at the graveside of a young student. Fifteen years old. Dead in an instant. Skateboarding on a foggy night and a car that never even saw a faint shadow, until it was too late. I don’t know what I’m supposed to feel. I’ve met this kid only one time and he attended youth [Read More...]

If “Love Wins” were a Hymn…

I’m currently attending a wonderful church, connected to my seminary.  I love the way in which they represent the Anabaptist way of following Jesus, not giving into nationalism or violence.  They are a voice of peace, grace, and love. I noticed this love recently in a hymn that was selected to sing.  I was so [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...]

The Beautiful Victory of the Cross and the Table of Aslan

Last week, I wrote about my belief that the cross is too beautiful to fit many popular theologies.  It isn’t beautiful in itself, for a Roman cross represents the power of Empire, a power that is always opposed to the way of Jesus.  Rather, the beauty is in the One who chose to endure unjust [Read More...]


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