“Suffer Well”

A good theology of suffering teaches us not to waste our sorrows, but to sidle up as close as we can to the heart of Jesus as we endure our pains. While I’d rather sound like Elijah than Eeyore when I pray, the “positive confession” can sometimes be more spiritualistic than spiritual. I want to …

Baby Steps

It’s not only unnecessary; it’s counterproductive when we turn the fireman’s hose of spiritual verbiage on people who just need to sip the Water of Life. Of course, we want to bring people all the way to a radical conversion on the spot, and there’s nothing better when that happens. But when that doesn’t occur, …

The Law is the Law, or is it? – Romans 13 and the Refugee Crisis (Part 2 of 5ish)

"You Christians have been lawyering the Bible for 2000 years!” Bill Maher "You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.” Jesus Christ Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted from Romans 13 to support the administration’s justification of incarcerating refugees like criminals and separating parents from their children. I …