Libelous Labeling

Labels are too small to explain any person. Each divine image-bearing human is bigger than any one label can contain. Keeping others small makes the labeler feel large. Life is too nuanced for any creatively constructed human to fit tidily into a prefab, hard-and-fast classification. Anyone who believes that marriage should only be between a …

An Ego At Rest

Jesus seeks to destabilize our arrogance and construct a new way of thinking and acting in its place. While religious outwardism crushes the ego, the anti-kingdom outlook coddles it. Jesus offers a third way, one in which the ego can breathe at ease. Remember that for the “middle-class in spirit” life is their film and …

The Heart of the Matter

The Sermon on the Mount insists on an inside-out approach. Only the Sermon’s Preacher and those within whom he resides can practice what he preaches. The only way to live upside down is to live inside out. Jesus sits in the control center prompting outlandish individual and social behavior. Exterior-only religion downplays or altogether discounts …