Laws enforced by the sword control behavior but cannot change hearts, no matter...– Greg Boyd
Union with God is registered in making God’s world a more God-like place...– Diarmuid O’Murchu
Our Doors that are Open are Locked
The church says that anyone and everyone is welcome. BUT, if you look different, you are not welcome. if you are gay, you are not welcome. if you are tattooed, you are not welcome. if you are a democrat, you are not welcome. if you wear a head dress, you are not welcome. if you drink to much, you are not welcome. if you are poor, you are not welcome. That church is not my King’s...
brandtrusso: Blood is on our hands. Soldiers that kill for ‘peace’. Americans that support the efforts of a broken system that only proves to continue to destroy lives. ‘Christians’ that have the worlds good, see folks in need, and do nothing; all while being justified by a scripture or two in proverbs. Blood is on our hands.
Blessed are those who don’t have it all together. Blessed are those who...
The gate of heaven is everywhere– Thomas Merton
Darkness cannot bring light. Hate cannot bring love. War cannot bring peace.
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” When all we know is confusion, and all we want is to do what is right but cannot seem to figure out how, Jesus says, you are blessed. The Gospel is Jesus’ exuberant announcement of, blessed are you…I’m with you when you struggle, and are confused, and thirst for the perfect shalom that has been invading...
I spent many years as a card-carrying Calvinist. I understand its appeal from...– Brian Mclaren
American Idolatry at it's Finest →
I might get left behind.
We were given a few questions and are supposed to answer them, it might read weird because it is chopped up following the questions. Read the two versus I mention to make sense of any of this. What is a royal parousia? What is Paul’s concept of resurrection and the Parousia based on 1 Thessalonians and 1 Corinthians? What does he believe will happen at the Parousia (based on 1 Thessalonians and...
I wonder if, to Jesus, it was a more condescending act to address the poor or to...– Mark Van Steenwyk
Quoting the prophet Isaiah Jesus said, “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Can Christians claim to have the Spirit of God and NOT help the poor?
Guns and grace don’t go together.