Selfish Holiness Never Gets Me Anywhere

What was I doing this past Saturday afternoon? Oh, nothing, just going on a rant against Christians. One thing that frustrates me a lot is that when Christians go on rants against people - particularly other Christians. Most notable recently is the case involving Mark Driscoll, the recently-resigned pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle. I … Continue reading Selfish Holiness Never Gets Me Anywhere

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Let’s Be Careful with Our Message of Hate

Hate the sin, love the sinner. It's an evangelical cliche as old as "grace through faith." Fun fact: that cliche is not in the Bible. The concepts are there and are true, but there's no one verse we get that exact phrasing from. Apparently the phrasing was originated by Augustine and then modified a bit by … Continue reading Let’s Be Careful with Our Message of Hate

Wrestling with These Bad Memories from My Past

I was headed out to a school in my county Wednesday to help teach someone how to use our video conferencing software and I drove by a youth baseball field I had played at when I was a kid. I thought about it for a second and then kept driving. I got to the school and … Continue reading Wrestling with These Bad Memories from My Past

Freedom for Slavery?

I was sitting in an FCA meeting this morning at one of the high schools here in Lee County and the song "Liberty" by Shane & Shane was playing on some speakers. Here's the song. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQANLSKzSGc The chorus goes: "For freedom He set me free/and yes, I am free indeed/You rewrote my name, unshackled my … Continue reading Freedom for Slavery?