Does God Care If We Sin? – Reflections on Holiness

Recently I had a seminary professor ask me if God cared about sin. We were in the midst of a discussion about God’s holy love and His merciful sacrifice of sending His Son to the cross. I find it so easy to get caught up in the scandalous love of God, and this can cause [Read More...]

Jesus + Nothing = Everything

This is a statement that my lead pastor began a series through Galatians with.  It hits to the deepest part of my relationship with Jesus and my understanding of the Gospel.  Many of us try to make faith in Christ a Jesus ‘plus’ Gospel and create boundaries for entrance into the covenant community of faith.  [Read More...]

Is Ethical Buying the New Legalism? part 2

It has been about a week since I did a post about the dilemma between purchasing ethically and becoming a new kind of legalist. I want to draw some attention to an idea that came through a few of the comments that were shared on the last post. It is the tension between the almost [Read More...]

Is Ethical Buying the New Legalism? part 1

A couple of weeks ago I purchased a book called, “The Better World Shopping Guide” and the corresponding “Better World Shopper iPhone App.”  It is an invaluable resource for anyone who cares about ethical buying.  Tools like this remind us that what we purchase at the grocery store, fast food restaurant, car dealership, coffee shop, [Read More...]


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