Today is the start of the season of Lent. Lent lasts 46 days (40 days + Sundays). The tradition of Lent is that for that 40 day period, Christians… Read more “Don’t Jump To The End Too Quickly”
“When the world hates you, remember that it hated me first.” That’s a quote from Jesus I see repeated a lot, particularly by Christians who feel they are hated for… Read more “Hated Like Jesus?”
Part 1 of this series on Church is available here. It seems like I run across more and more people, particularly on the Internet, that claim Christianity… Read more “Building the House: Churchless Christians and the Theological Church”
Part 1 of this series on Church is available here When Rob Bell published his book Love Wins, John Piper tweeted a simple, “Farewell, Rob Bell.” to suggest that… Read more “The Universal Church”
Part 1 of this series on Church is available here Martyrdom is something that most people in the Western church (myself included) are not all that familiar… Read more “The Church and Martyrdom”
In the middle of the Exodus story, God is rescuing the Hebrews from their slavery. He’s enacted 10 plagues on the Egyptian people, he’s brought the Hebrews up… Read more “The Still Church”
As a life-long member of the Church of Christ, I had no idea what Ash Wednesday was until just a few years ago.Since then, I have grown to really appreciate Ash Wednesday and the season of Lent as an important time of repentance in my own spiritual walk. I also recognize that there is great value in the Church coming together as a whole to observe Ash Wednesday. Even for faith traditions like mine, which tend to be skeptical of liturgy and church tradition, we might benefit from a time dedicated to corporate repentance and submission to God.