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"What are you going to do with your new resurrected life? This is the heroic question." Richard Rohr

Archive for August 2012

Render to Caesar What is Caesar’s

August 30, 2012

“Render to Caesar what is Caesar’s” is a famous passage from the Bible that many people know. It is taken from an account found in Matthew and Mark where Jesus is asked about paying taxes. Some Pharisees were trying to trap Him by posing a dilemma, a scenario they thought he could not get out […]

Why Christians Should be Leery About Politics

August 28, 2012

As Christians from the left and right continue to barrage Facebook and Twitter with political rants and pleas, I thought it would be beneficial to consider why Christians should be leery of politics. Politics is an age old game that never ends. Solomon warned us long ago of the danger of politics when he wrote, […]

The Return of the Prodigal Son

August 25, 2012

I recently posted a list of resources for ministers who plan on preaching or teaching from the gospel of Luke. You can see that list here. Another book I would like to recommend is The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri J.M. Nouwen. It is one of the best things written on the story […]

Some Suggestions for Church Growth

August 23, 2012

Church growth is always on the minds and hearts of church leaders, and there is good reason to talk about it. Jesus commanded us to be a light to the world, and to reach out to those around us. Part of our mission as Christians is to evangelize, so why is the church not growing? […]

Searching for Sugar Man

August 22, 2012

Have you ever wondered how your life might have turned out different if you would have chosen another path or made an alternative decision? This is a question the audience must contemplate in the riveting new film Searching for Sugar Man. Although Searching for Sugar Man is categorized as a documentary it is much more. It is the […]

A Tale of Two Halves

August 20, 2012

Luke 15 is one of the more famous chapters in the Bible, primarily because it contains the parable of the prodigal son, but the whole chapter goes together. In this chapter Jesus responds to objections by the scribes and Pharisees over who he is associating with by telling three stories. The three parables are all […]

Alister McGrath On Loving God With Our Mind

August 15, 2012

Here is a lecture Dr. Alister McGrath gave at Lanier Theological Library entitled The Lord Is My Light: How the Christian Faith Makes Sense Of Things. I especially like how Dr. McGrath describes theology as “all of us reading Scripture together.” I hope you enjoy.

How Do We Stop the Violence?

August 14, 2012

Over the last few weeks our country has been ravaged by violence. Attacks on people have taken place in Colorado, Wisconsin, and Texas. Many people have lost their lives and many more have been seriously injured. It did not take long at all for this to become a political issue. People on the right and […]

C.S. Lewis on Forgiveness

August 13, 2012

The above video is the incredible story of how a woman found healing, not in justice, but in forgiveness. The quote below is from an essay C.S. Lewis wrote on forgiveness. The entire essay can be found in the book The Weight of Glory. “We believe that God forgives us our sins; but also that […]

Why Did God Create?

August 13, 2012

  Why did God create? That seems like an impossible question to answer, but maybe it isn’t. The same question could be posed to us. Why do we create? Why do we have children? They are expensive. We must devote a vast amount of time to caring for them. They cause us anxiety and sometimes […]