Share Something Sundays – 9/11 Edition (How did your church handle this day?)

This week I want to invite you to share something. Share about 9/11. Share about how your church handled the issue. Was it too nationalistic? Did the cross and the sword seem too close together? Maybe your church had a “peace focus.” What was that like? Share about your personal thoughts on peace and justice [Read More…]

God’s Middle Finger – When the Divine Says “Up Yours”

When we cling to the sword, we flip the cross upside down to use it as our tool of death instead of God’s tool for bringing life. And so the story goes… I can remember a scene in the movie Independence Day.  The drunken dad turned heroic father, Russell Case, chooses to sacrifice his life [Read More…]

Share Something Sundays – Tell Me About This Weekend’s Church Gathering (Sept 3, 11)

On Sunday afternoons I am going to invite you the readers to share a quick thought from your church experiences this past weekend. Share: Something insightful that challenged you in your life with God. Something hilarious that you heard or saw Something visual that you just had to take a picture of (Disqus comments allow [Read More…]

The Binding of God: Genesis 22 as a Test Case for Open Theism in the O.T. (part 8) [Problem of Evil]

In what follows, you will read an “academic paper” in which I explore some elements of open theism (the link is to a brief introduction to open theism).  This is a view of God’s foreknowledge that is controversial, but still in the evangelical family of belief.  The most well known Christian leader who holds to [Read More…]