Righteous Giving

I feel like we throw a lot of money at church. I don’t know if it’s a good thing or not. Money and church is a huge, semi-complex issue to wrestle through. Right now, I’m just wondering why we give, why we take part in a weekly offering, why we “tithe”. It is a normative part of […]

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Metrics of Faithfulness

My friend Thomas Ward started a discussion with me via twitter about how one can measure faithfulness in following Jesus. This is the sermon rant that resulted from his challenge of factoring Matthew 25 into understanding measuring fidelity without falling into judging everyone by some standard of works. This this is long. Kudos to anyone […]

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What the Atonement Did

This is a condensed version of the ‘What the Atonement Did” series I wrote a few years back. This version appeared in the March 2007 edition of Next-Wave. We evangelical Christians talk a lot about atonement stories, throwing out theories of penal substitution, ransom, recapitulation, and so on. These are all good, but, this is […]

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