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Here’s an irony of all ironies. Jesus was killed by the people who were waiting for Him to come and save. They killed Him because He didn’t look or act like the Messiah of their theology. And since He didn’t … Continue reading
“In most popular Christianity, “heaven” (and “fellowship with God” in the present) is the goal, and “sin” (bad behavior, deserving punishment) is the problem. A Platonized goal and a moralizing diagnosis—and together they lead, as I have been suggesting, to … Continue reading
We’ve been looking at how Jesus is the Passover Lamb. In part one, I showed the connection between Israel’s deliverance from their slavery in Egypt and our freedom from sin in Christ. Today, we’ll look at how we might understand Jesus as our ransom … Continue reading
How we view what Christ accomplished on the cross effects how we see our relationship with God and our mission on the earth. This is the seventh and final part of my Easter series, “Jesus Christ: Savior of the World.” In this series I’ve been attempting … Continue reading
When a child is afraid of his or her own father it’s an indication of serious abuse. Sadly, the “fear of the Lord” looks more like “afraid of God” for many Jesus-loving Christians. This is part five of my Easter series, “Jesus Christ: Savior of the World.” We’ve … Continue reading
“When anyone steps out of the system and tells the truth, lives the truth, that person enables everyone else to peer behind the curtain too.” (Walter Wink, Engaging the Powers, Kindle loc. 1460) We’ve been pulling back the curtain on … Continue reading
How is religion part of “this world” that Jesus came to save us from, and where did this whole counterfeit construct come from? This is part three in my series where we’re looking at these three questions: What does the New Testament mean by “world?” What does … Continue reading