When I was growing up, I was always taught that there is "good news" because there is bad news. The bad news was Hell and the good news was Christ paving a way for us to avoid the consequences that we deserved. The good news was eternal life in Heaven with Jesus because of his … Continue reading Salvation had a context, and we’ve forgotten it.
I had a deeply transcendent experience at this show last night. I cannot describe it any other way than to call it the communal worship I've been longing to have for so many years. No not worship of the band or Bono. Worship of God, a celebration of the human experience, of unity and justice. … Continue reading U2: A worship service.
Let's not pass the inerrancy thing by because it says everything about how we treat the Bible and truth itself: Here's the thing. If I were to write on Facebook that God has spoken to me and declared that all my posts on Facebook are authoritative and inerrant (without error)? I bet you would have … Continue reading What if I told you my Facebook posts were inerrant?
The other day I watched Twitter have a passionate discussion about a photograph the senior faculty members of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary shared online. What was meant to be to be a silly photo of a bunch of old white men acting like "rappers" quickly became a dialogue about race. Social media users began to … Continue reading I’m a Progressive Christian, and I’ve taken one of those racist Baptist Seminary photos.
I finished 13 Reasons Why this eve. It's probably one of the fastest series I've ever watched. Things like this always devastate me. Any depiction of the darkness of High School always breaks me. This was one of the most honest depictions of what your kids go through. I think it's incredibly important for parents … Continue reading 13 Reasons Why
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4wQ3Vl8xOw Being a Christian that is actively engaged in the realm of politics can be a constant state of frustration. Constantly you see your Savior used as a mechanism to convince people to support a wide array of policies. You see your Savior used to justify actions that he passionately stood against. You see men … Continue reading My Dream President (A response to Jerry Falwell, Jr. )
It's impossible to look at the human race and not see an evolution of awareness happening. Each generation brings about new questions about who we are and who we are supposed to be. Often a former way of thinking is challenged by an oppressed group and allies who have seen a different way to be … Continue reading The Evolution of Human Consciousness: and why we should be more open about The Bible.
Lent: The Divine Feminine, Day 40 For the final post of this series, I wanted to shared the beautiful words of my friend Kaitlyn Hamby. A Letter to my Christian Sisters who have been Sexually Assaulted My sisters, you are divine. You are a physical celestial being. You’ve experienced the ugliest that the earth has … Continue reading Lent, Day 40
Lent: The Divine Feminine, Day 39 Is God a She? By Sarah Nechamkin Amidst all the mixed messages surrounding spirituality I am confronted with as a college student in the 21st century, sometimes I like to revert to my childhood self, lying awake in my twin bed surrounded by stuffed animals, wondering what’s going to … Continue reading Lent, Day 39