Do you have to believe in Christ’s literal physical resurrection to be a Christian?

Resurrection is the central theme in Christianity. The New Testament goes out of its way to make this clear. Just as Christ rose from the dead in a physical body to inaugurate the new creation, so Christians will rise from the dead to restored bodies in the renewed world. I embrace this as truth as the center of the Christian hope. [Read more...]

A Supper In Cell 92 with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The current Christian landscape in America is a war torn battlefield; daily blogs are launched like scud missiles at perceived ideological adversaries; renowned pastors are revered as decorated generals who are marshaling their congregants for battle; Conservative and Liberal authors, plus those in between and beyond, are ever busy devising top-secret publications designed to finish [Read More...]

Who Do You Say Jesus Is? Liberal, Conservative, Hyper-Fundy, Pop, or Some Other Inadequate Stereotype

Jesus asks Peter: Who do you say I am? Peter answers: You are the Messiah, the son of the living God!  Good answer. It seems to me that there are several ways that people attempt to answer this fundamental question.  I’m going to attempt to summarize this by creating unfair stereotype-based categories. Liberal Jesus This [Read More...]

A "Tough" Proposal – An Approach to Alleviating Poverty, 2 (Liberal and Conservative Approaches)

This is the second of 3 posts that I plan to do regarding alleviating poverty.  This will not be comprehensive in any way shape or form, but aims at doing some critical reflection on the situation we now find ourselves in as American citizens.  Everything I write is an interaction with a book titled: Whatever [Read More...]


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