I am one of “those people” who, among the novels and literature scattered around my reading piles, usually has a commentary or theology book near my bedside table. When the mood strikes, I read a chapter and put it back down – sometimes for a day, sometimes for a month. One book through which I … More Thank God Jesus was Empty
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? 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?