Mad Dad: What the Wrath of God Cannot Be

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For the most part, Christians view the first Person of the Trinity particularly as Father.Now, I know there is pushback on that designation from progressive folks who promote an equal use of Mother or maybe a more neutral Creator or Divine┬áParent or┬áSource or something along those lines. For the record, I'm really comfortable with Father┬áprimarily because, personally, I desperately desire a heavenly Father. And, biblically, Jesus used this designation almost exclusively. Finally, th … [Read more...]

A Covenant in Sans Serif

So I have this tattoo.Sometimes, when my sleeve isn't rolled up quite high enough, it says COVEN.Pretty sure that's the reason it caught the attention of some folks at an event last week. They came over to inquire. I revealed the full word and told them the meaning. They took the picture.Fact is, the tattoo was inspired by the work of my favorite theologian, N.T. Wright (who coincidentally also inspired my second child's middle name). Tom Wright has done some amazing work tracing the … [Read more...]

Tell Your Dad He is Broken. Deeply Broken.

Pastor Steve McCoy recently tweeted this and ignited something of a firestorm on the internets:And honestly, I understand the backlash. Especially from a therapeutic perspective, it just sounds wrong. The emphasis - deeply - almost immediately triggers images of fundamentalist spiritual and emotional abuse of kids, abuse that is very real, abuse that I experienced as a child, abuse that I have witnessed firsthand in several church environments.But here's the thing. I've used the word … [Read more...]


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