"One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic." (Friendly Friday Post, by David Ozab)

I am excited to have a post here by David Ozab. He is a writer and recently converted to Roman Catholicism. While I do not share his convictions, certainly it is beneficial to hear from others outside of our own sphere of experience. I am pleased to have his guest contribution on the blog… ————————————— [Read More...]

If Evolution is Right… Then What About Adam? (Option 3: My Option – "Agnostic" about Adam) [3 of 3]

This series wrestles with the questions of the compatibility of Biblical theology and biological evolution.  To understand my view of Genesis 1, you may read here as that chapter will not be discussed in this series.  Also, check out this series by RJS at Jesus Creed.  The rest of this series, go here (in the [Read More...]

Osama bin Laden, God the Violent Warrior, and Loving Our Enemies

  Jesus’ teachings are hard, especially this one: “Love your enemies.” Because this command of Christ feels defiant to logic and experience, many jump backwards to the Hebrew Scriptures.  Rightfully so… well, at least to some degree. God as a conquering warrior is a primary image in the Old Testament.  CONFESSION: Many Christians, especially those [Read More...]

If Evolution is Right… Then What About Adam? (Option 2: Adam as "Parable") [2 of 3]

This series wrestles with the questions of the compatibility of Biblical theology and biological evolution.  To understand my view of Genesis 1, you may read here as that chapter will not be discussed in this series.  Also, check out this series by RJS at Jesus Creed.  The rest of this series, go here (in the [Read More...]

If Evolution is Right… Then What About Adam? (Option 1: Adam as Historical) [1 of 3]

This series wrestles with the questions of the compatibility of Biblical theology and biological evolution.  To understand my view of Genesis 1, you may read here as that chapter will not be discussed in this series.  Also, check out this series by RJS at Jesus Creed.  The rest of this series, go here (in the [Read More...]

N.T. Wright Rightly Reflects on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

N.T. Wright comments below on the recent situation with Osama bin Laden in light of the Myth of Redemptive Violence.  I think we Americans need to listen to relevant evangelical Christian voices from across the pond.  Also check out these other posts on the situation with Osama bin Laden: “Mourning the death of Osama bin [Read More...]

Friendly Fridays: Should We Rejoice At The Death of An Enemy [What Violence Does to Us] (by Alan Molineaux)

Hello Friends!  Fridays are now for you!!!!!  Each Friday I am going to feature a guest post (assuming I have one that is worth the read of course).  The best way for you to participate in this is to click the above “Contribute” tab.  Instructions are there.  Here is the first serving of “Friendly Friday.” [Read More...]

The Evolution of Mothers Day OR Cheesy Anti-Scientific Christian-ese

So what do you think?  If you read this blog on a regular occasion, you probably know what I think :-)  The sign is clever and quite honoring to moms, but the attack on science makes Christians look anti-intellectual.  Its time to move beyond this debate and allow the Scriptures to form an accurate worldview [Read More...]

Mourning the Death of Osama Bin Laden… and the Loss of Every Other Life

When the news came in that Osama Bin Laden died, I didn’t know what to feel.  To be honest, my initial reaction exuded a sense of triumph, but that soon faded.  Then, a thought came to me: “I don’t know if today is one worthy of joy or mourning?”  Certainly Bin Laden created chaos in [Read More...]

Floaties, High Dives, and Spiritual Questions: Is the Church a "Safe Place?"

photo © 2007 Paul Sapiano | more info (via: Wylio)   On the last day of school we had a pool party at a friend’s house celebrating our graduation from the fourth grade.  Of course, every one of my friends knew that I could not swim and so the teasing caught the ear of the [Read More...]

15 Ways to Love Your Neighbors (Guest Post: Jason Dye)

photo © 2007 Brian | more info (via: Wylio)   One could argue (and many have. Trust me) that the bible is filled with commandments, limitations, laws. Things that we are meant to do and not to do. In fact, when most people think of the bible and church, they’re sure that’s what it’s all [Read More...]

De-Sanitizing the Resurrection

photo © 2008 Andrew Bossi | more info (via: Wylio)   There was a moment in my life that I had to make a choice.  Would I listen to my older cousin or would I do what was right? It was Easter and I was six.  All of the grandkids were sent upstairs into the [Read More...]

What's Water Worth To You? (Guest post: Dan Martin)

This Lent money raised on this blog will go to Blood: Water Mission to provide clean water in Africa.  We only have a few days left and are not yet to 50% of our $200 goal!!!!  Please consider giving a few dollars Here.  Also, please re-post this and promote our cause on FB and Twitter!!!! [Read More...]

Snot Rags That Heal: The Gap Between my Life and the Strangeness of the New Testament

There are strange stories in the New Testament. Sometimes, when I come across them, I am almost surprised. For instance, there is one situation that arises when a guy named Agibus takes off his belt and ties it around Paul’s ankles and hands to let Paul know of a coming imprisonment. There is another story [Read More...]

Why Hell Still Matters

I have been doing some thinking about hell lately and find the debate interesting. Some believe in a traditional view of hell with literal flames. Others see the flames as an image or metaphor for suffering torment, believing that fire itself will not be the source of eternal suffering, but separation from God will be. [Read More...]

Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women

If you are a regular reader of the Pangea Blog, you already know that I am an outspoken egalitarian.  I believe that when women are not given the same opportunities as men, that we actually can unintentionally hinder the body of Christ.  Women ought to be free to exercise their gifts of leadership, apostleship, preaching, [Read More...]

Bare Feet, Parvo, and Simplicity ($2 a Day: 17-30)

    When we got our first Dog, Sadie, I had quite the learning curve.  One thing I didn’t realize when she came into our home as a young pup is that she would not be able to go on long walks or to the dog park for the first couple of month.  This is [Read More...]

Questioning God (Guest post – Alan Molineaux)

During a recent theological debate with a friend, who had declared their Calvinist credentials, I was struck by a particular sentiment that all but ended our conversation. It seems that we human beings are not allowed to question God. In raising issues about God’s character I was, apparently, in danger of being blasphemous. In doing [Read More...]

Embracing the Darkness – Jonah Message

Here is a sermon I gave last Sunday on the book of Jonah, specifically chapter 2.  Would love to hear your thoughts! Peace! Jonah 2 – Embracing the Darkness (Sermon) from Kurt Willems on Vimeo. [Read more...]


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