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Deconstructing deconstruction

As we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this October, it’s appropriate to talk about the present reformation we’re in. Luther’s reformation represented a major deconstruction of the Church’s soteriology. The current reformation is challenging many traditionally held beliefs about the atonement, grace, … Continue reading

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The War Is Over

“The war is over. His love has come, to call us daughters and sons. No longer orphans without a home; we have found where we belong.” These are some of the lyrics of Josh Baldwin’s song, “The War Is Over” … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Seven

I’ve said before that the whole of Scripture is about one thing—love. But God defines this agape love as other-centered and self-giving. It literally means “good will,” which is where we get the word “benevolence” (from the Latin bene volentem: to use our volition, or … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Six

Who is truly a good and moral person? Can you describe it without giving the typical religious non-answer? (“No one is righteous, not one!”, etc.) As I said in part five, philosophers and scholars had been trying to answer this question for centuries … Continue reading

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Your Love Awakens Me | Phil Wickham and Chris Quilala

I would like to make you aware of another great worship song that really speaks to what God is doing in the hearts of His sons and daughters today. It’s called, “Your Love Awakens Me,” written by Phil Wickham and … Continue reading

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Why (good) discipleship matters

Mahatma Gandhi once said,  “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” Unfortunately, he wasn’t the only one to have had a bad experience with professed Christians. This is a supplemental post … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Subversive Kingdom – Part Five

Jesus’ teachings are subversive because they represent a total inversion of what is commonly praised in our culture. He reveals two kingdoms in sharp contrast. It’s a ” first shall be last and the last shall be first” paradigm that confounds the wise and eludes the proud. … Continue reading

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