One does not need to see the horrific scenes of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be reminded that the world is not as it should be. It’s far more subtle. It’s ubiquitous yet unseen, tragic yet strangely expected…it’s so…self-reflective. As C.S. Lewis said, the truth is, we’ve all failed to practice the kind of behavior we expect from someone else. Continue reading
According to secular evangelists, religion and Christianity is shrinking in the world and secularization is growing. I also hear this all the time from militant anti-theists, as if it were true. Recently, a Huffington Post article by secularist professor, Phil Zuckerman titled, “Religion Declining, Secularization Surging” was mentioned. Continue reading
Whenever I tell an atheist or skeptic that God didn’t kill Jesus but we did, they get all riled up, usually saying things like,“I wasn’t there 2,000 years ago…don’t blame me!” Of course, you weren’t there and, no, I’m not saying you personally killed Jesus. All of this misses the point. Continue reading
Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well is the perfect confrontation between religion and the transforming power of Christ. As I’ve quoted Robert Capon many times before, Jesus did not come to start a new religion; He came to announce the end of religion. We see this brilliantly illustrated in John chapter four. Continue reading
I will be out of town for a few days so I thought I would post this song by Sarrah Willhite (WorshipMob) before I go. I love the title because it explains what happened to me when I finally accepted Jesus’ invitation into His life.
Here are a few thoughts on this: Continue reading
I get asked from time to time by atheists and skeptics why I make a distinction between following Christ and Christianity, or religion. To be clear, I do consider myself a Christian. The problem is that it’s a loaded word with lots of baggage that may or may not describe my life in Christ. “Religion” is even more vague and freighted, so these labels have almost no significant meaning. Continue reading