The Refusal to be Human

No word in Christian theology generates more negative reaction than the word “sin.”  Understandably so.  At times, well-meaning or not-so-well-meaning people have used this term as a spear, stabbing it into the cracks of broken lives around them.  Other times, especially now, many have pronounced this expression anathema, banishing it from all conversation. But what … More The Refusal to be Human

Why in the World Would the World Think the Gospel is Good News?

Why in the world would the world think the gospel is good news?  At least, the gospel as is often presented today – as your ticket to heaven when you die.  Great, says the world, but what about the years I spend on earth before I die?  What about my pain, loneliness, and isolation that … More Why in the World Would the World Think the Gospel is Good News?