Category Archives: Worldview

The rest of the gospel

For most of the twentieth century, Christians have been preaching half a gospel. Not that anything we’ve been saying is wrong, it’s more about what we’ve been leaving out. To be sure, we’ve started with the fall — with human … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Luke 12:32 When you look at the world and your little place in it, it’s easy to feel small and insignificant. Especially in light of … Continue reading

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‘Christian’ is a noun — only

The word “Christian” makes a very bad adjective. In fact, there should be an automatic red flag that pops up in your mind every time you see or hear it, or especially when you try to use it as such. … Continue reading

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Going AWOL from the culture war

In the story of David and Abigail (1 Samuel 25), David vows retribution for the way his men were treated by the landowner (Nabal) who should have been grateful for the kindness his servants received from them. These men of … Continue reading

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Lay down your swords

“So and more also do God unto the enemies of David, if I leave of all that pertain to him [Nabal] by the morning light any that pisseth against the wall.” (1 Samuel 25:22 KJV) No doubt about it; David … Continue reading

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Re-branding Christianity

I’M FOR THE SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND HATE — a popular bumper sticker that speaks a volume of truth. Every once in a while, it becomes necessary to refocus our sight. Who are we as Christians; what do we stand … Continue reading

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A whiter shade of truth

This weekend, I will be returning to Wheaton College, a Christian college in Wheaton, Illinois, where 50 years ago I received my bachelor’s degree, and I will be celebrating that fact with a number of my classmates for our 50th … Continue reading

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Living without cellphone security

“Here’s your change.” “Paper or plastic?” “Credit or debit?” “You want ketchup with that?” I don’t want a straw. I want real human moments. I want to see you. I want you to see me. I don’t want to give … Continue reading

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