The Bible Alone is Not the Word of God

I can already hear the accusations of heresy. Let me clarify; the Bible, by itself, interpreted by yourself, is NOT the word of God. Listen, if you’re a believer you are part of the body of Christ which is his church. Therefore, the Spirit of God lives in you. Let…

The Truth, the whole truth, nothing but the Truth!

The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth; so help me God! In every Courtroom in America is Bible! We come before the judge and swear an oath about truth that unless one knows how to practice the art of truthfulness; this becomes a mere affidavit of non-manipulation.…

We Are All Immigrants

The book of Deuteronomy has often been characterized as Moses’ Farewell Speech. The people of Israel have been delivered from their slavery in Egypt and have wandered in the wilderness for a generation. They are now poised to enter Canaan, the land that God promised to their ancestor Abraham so…

Wearing a Mask as an Act of Love

I hate wearing masks. I really do. I wear glasses so, I have to continually pinch the bridge of my nose to keep my exhalation from fogging up my glasses, but I’ve been wearing a mask anytime I’ve been in a public space since February 22nd, without fail. I’ve slept…

Leaving the Ninety-nine

“For I desire steadfast love and not sacrifice,the knowledge of God rather than burnt offerings.”Hosea 6:6 Jesus quotes this verse twice in the Gospel of Matthew. He brings it out first when criticized for eating with “tax collectors and sinners,” and again when criticized for his disciples eating raw grain…

We’ll Take It From Here

The gospel isn’t yours anymore  You don’t get to mandate how it is shared  The pleas from the disadvantaged, the downtrodden, the despised; warned you, but you rejected their counsel  You have participated in the great mockery of the faith, letting go of your previous convictions — While the grifter…

What Does Christ Identify As?

What do you do in an unfortunate situation? What do you do when it seems God didn’t come through? Many think that when someone is going through an extremely difficult time God should just rush in and rescue them. In our experience, we must admit that he doesn’t usually work…

Living and Active Words

The printing press has had a remarkable impact on the way readers interact with and think about the Bible. We modern readers have become accustomed to encountering the Christian scriptures as a single, neatly bound volume capable of being reproduced millions of times without error or variability. The ease and…

Christianity and the Art Xenophobia

Only those who have the courage to suspend their discomfort long enough to self-reflect and disentangle their fear from the presence of their other, will see that there is a third way. We don’t always need to fight or run, we can also choose to embrace our discomfort and explore it. It takes a stronger, more mature individual to extend compassion and openness to our other, whom by the way, is just as uncomfortable with the experience as you.

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