Jesus + Nothing = Everything

As we attempt to appropriately interpret Scripture and live in relationship with the Spirit of Jesus, we must keep in mind that it is not our ideas or beliefs that we cling to, but Jesus himself. [Read more...]

Idol-ology: when our ideas or experiences replace God

I tend to have a bit of pendulum swing, back and forth, between two areas of passion. One area that I’m passionate about is engaging theological matters and connecting them to the real world. I love being able to talk about how our views of the end of the world affect today, how what we [Read More...]

Praying: A Poem

Mary Oliver’s poem “Praying” reads: It doesn’t have to be the blue iris, it could be weeds in a vacant lot, or a few small stones; just pay attention, then patch a few words together and don’t try to make them elaborate, this isn’t a contest but the doorway into thanks, and a silence in [Read More...]

Why singing “Our God is Greater” *might* make our God seem less great

There’s a song that has now made its rounds in the evangelical church circuit. This song is commendable on many levels. First, the melody is catchy. If you haven’t listened to or sung this worship tune, you can check it out here: Second, it’s a song with lyrics that are all quite true. I will [Read More...]


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