Bearing Each Others…Sins?

Y'all, we need to talk about sin. We need to talk about not only what sin looks like, and what it doesn't, but also how we must respond to sin. In Matthew 5:48, Jesus challenges us to "be perfect as your heavenly father is perfect." But, can we as Christians truly ever be perfect? John … Continue reading Bearing Each Others…Sins?

Prophetic Justice in a Modern World

He has told you, O mortal, what is good;    and what does the Lord require of youbut to seek justice, and to love mercy,    and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8) At the center of God's kingdom is relationship. God created humanity, not for his own personal pleasure or gain, but out of love and desire for … Continue reading Prophetic Justice in a Modern World

Love, Lent, and Learning to Live

Yesterday was Ash Wednesday, and I had intended to write something about the theological significance or whatever. But, why reinvent the wheel? Google it. Instead, this post will probably be more personal than theological-- which is typically the standard for me anyway. So, as I've been reflecting on life, here are my thoughts, and my … Continue reading Love, Lent, and Learning to Live

Advent: Hopeful Remembering and Patient Expectation

Today marks the beginning of Advent. And I am really excited. I have always loved this time of year-- Advent-- but I have not always appreciated the significance of it. Growing up, Advent was always presented to me as the four weeks leading up to Christmas. We lit the candles, read the Scripture, and waited … Continue reading Advent: Hopeful Remembering and Patient Expectation