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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The indecency of trusting God

When we speak of “indecency”, we are usually left with thoughts of aghast socialites and woman on par with the Queen Mother gasping and swooning at the absurd audacity they have just witnessed. Often thoughts of nudity, earthy language, and swigging wine erupt in my thought association.So why and how could this word ever be […]

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Seeing Jesus

Luke 23.8 records Herod being very glad to see Jesus. Why? Because Herod wanted to see something spectacular, to see a sign and a wonder… in short, Herod wanted entertainment. I often wonder why I come to Jesus. Is it because i am captivated by the beauty, truth, and love of Yahweh made manifest in […]

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