Jordan Peterson has been a voice of clarity in a culture adrift in the morass of nihilistic subjectivism and identity confusion. In the following video clip he gives us a very informed and concise reason for the problem he has with the radical atheists like Sam Harris and their claim that morality can be divorced from any transcendent value. He says what I’ve been trying to say about the secular problem with morality all along, but he says it much better. Continue reading
Grace and faith work together to empower us to move from what we believe about ourselves to what God believes about us. We’re already complete in Christ (Col.2:10), but not in our experience. We’ll look at how we make our true identity our experience as we continue unpacking the first two chapters of Ephesians to see what the good news that brings great joy means to us. Continue reading
Do you know that or do you just “Google-know” it? “Google-know” is an interesting expression of late. How much does Google know about you? Click here to find out! Well, there may be lots of bits collected on me, but Google still doesn’t know me at all. And this distinction is one reason why I find many arguments against God and faith so superficial and uninteresting. Continue reading
The most astounding thing to me about what happened with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ isn’t what He did for us, or even what He did as us, but what He did to us. I will focus in on this amazing aspect as I continue unpacking the first two chapters of Ephesians in order to see what the good news that brings great joy means to us. The painting here was created by Russian iconographer Andrei Rublev in the fifteenth century (I added the “You are Here” sign). It’s a great depiction of what I want to cover today. You can go to my post, “Can you see yourself in Christ?” for more information about this amazing work of art. Continue reading
Posted in Heaven on earth, Identity, Sonship
Tagged Christianity, Divine Dance, Easter, Gospel of the Kingdom, In Christ, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Salvation, The Good News
I’m going to go a little off-topic today to share something controversial but I think important. Jordan Peterson has made an interesting connection between Marxism, artificial intelligence, and postmodernism in the video interview below. I’m always interested in where we get ideas so this got my attention. Continue reading
As we approach Easter, the question Jesus asked His disciples is again a relevant one: “Who do you say that I am?” Many religious people accept Him as a great teacher, even a prophet. But neither of these make Him a Savior. The problem is, we not only didn’t know God without Jesus (Matt.11:27; John 1:18), we cannot save ourselves from ourselves. Only God can do this. And we’ll see why as we continue unpacking the first two chapters of Ephesians in order to see what the good news that brings great joy means to us. Continue reading
Posted in Freedom, Sonship, Theology
Tagged Christianity, Christology, Jesus, Religion and Spirituality, Salvation, Sin, The Cross of Christ, The Good News, transformation
One of my favorites. Deserves a re-post!
Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh!
(“St. Patrick’s Day blessings upon you!” in Gaelic)