The God of the New Testament is fairly comfortable to square with and accept, especially when reading from a 21st century Western perspective. He is merciful and kind, walking the Earth as a humble man who heals the sick, dresses down the powerful, and ultimately dies brutally to absolve the sin of humanity. Even 2,000Continue reading “God of Mercy, God of Genocide”
I still remember the first time I heard Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love,” a song that was the smash hit single on Christian radio a few years back. At the time, I wasn’t a Christian – quite the opposite in fact. It wouldn’t be fair to classify my views as atheistic, but they were certainly irreligious.Continue reading “On Pain and Reckless Love”
How can I give The Bible a place of authority in my life? It’s not like God just dropped a golden book from heaven with his perfect Word. It’s a human document, which means humans not only wrote it, but humans ultimately decided what books of The Bible made the cut and which didn’t.