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Observations from Divinity School [Part 2]: The Gospel and Social Justice

Observations from Divinity School [Part 2]: The Gospel and Social Justice

The most intense culture shock for me a Wake was its central mission. During my entire life in the Church, the goal was to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world and make disciples, to preach salvation from sin to the world. All of the New Testament states unequivocally that this is the case. Divinity school preached a different gospel: liberation.

If you aren’t familiar with liberation theology, then you probably just thought something like “liberation from sin, exactly.” But that isn’t the idea here. The gospel of liberation theology is that Jesus...

May We Dream and May We Prophesy

May We Dream and May We Prophesy

Picture this:

The deepest desire of your heart becomes a fulfillment so grand that you refrain from visualizing such splendor. The curse is lifted. A...

Unconditional Honor

Unconditional Honor

Honor is a major key in dismantling the feeling of offense. While describing love, 1 Corinthians 13 says love “believes all things.” To believe...

My Bible, My Life

My Bible, My Life

Being given an NIV, Thompson Chain Reference Bible 37 years ago (I believe it was just about April also, but since I tend to...

Finding Community [Part 2]

Finding Community [Part 2]

Last time, I detailed my journey from spiritual community to spiritual community from Sevierville, TN to Columbus, OH. I left off with the somewhat...

Finding Community [Part 1]

Finding Community [Part 1]

Few things have been as difficult in my faith journey as finding new community when leaving the old one behind. In the last ten...

A Mental Health Rx [Psalm 37]

A Mental Health Rx [Psalm 37]

Do not fret…trust…dwell….delight…commit…be still…refrain from anger…hope…inherit the land…generous and lend freely…blessed…protected…wait…consider…

The above is a sampling of verbiage from the 37th Psalm. Direct and to...

How to Confuse the Devil

How to Confuse the Devil

There are two great lies we are told as children.

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

“I’m rubber and...

A Glimpse of a Coming Day

A Glimpse of a Coming Day

Many times during this last year I’ve joked about a new measuring stick for the quality of a new day.

Is the stock market average...

Hope

Hope

This month, I’ve been helping old ladies cross the street. And men, actually. It’s been a thing I’ve been doing. A few of those...

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