The struggle will be perfected by God.

Is God going to use human effort to fix the world? And if the answer is no, does that mean we shouldn’t do any good in the world? Oden: “The Renewed Destiny of the Cosmos” The purpose of God in redemption is not merely to prolong creation quantitatively [i.e....

“Countering Simplistic Historical Optimism”

Is there a lot of uncertainty today? What should we expect as history moves forward? Should we be optimistic because things are moving forward and our technology is getting so good that it will eventually solve our problems? Thomas Oden summarizes the Bible’s...

Are we masters of our own identities?

I just listened to a podcast with an interview by Carl Trueman called “Making Sense of Transgenderism and the Sexual Revolution.” Trueman can be a little academic at times, but I really encourage those of you in any kind of college, or workplaces where...

Love them by praying for them.

As Pastor Joe has recently been pointing out, sometime in the mid to late first century AD, when an autocratic pagan emperor ruled the Mediterranean world, the Apostle Paul wrote this instruction to Timothy, who was leading a young christian church Asia Minor:...

Should we stop saying, “Jesus is Lord”?

A friend named Kelly sent me two screen shots of (I think) Twitter posts from this week. One said: “As a pastor, I want to encourage folks to avoid toxic theology today (and every day). “No matter what happens, Jesus is King” is a form of faith that...

We Are Pre-Political.

With the way things have been for most of 2020, you could be forgiven for thinking that politics have totally taken over the world. But followers of Jesus should push back on this sentiment. Is everything in life political? People will be voting tomorrow. That, of...