Skirting Satan, Walking on Water and Feeding Five Thousand: preaching the text

Two weeks ago I posted a progressive take on demons and explaining evil. Last week a guy named Nithin took up a fantastic response complete with critique. I answered him and then Deacon Dan Hague voiced some concerns. Here is my response to both them (including the quick recap). Nithin said “to … Read more about Skirting Satan, Walking on Water and Feeding Five Thousand: preaching the text

Reading the Bible that tricky 3rd way

I love reading the Bible. I grew up reading it, I am passionate about studying it, and delight to preach from it whenever I get the chance. I also recognize that it is getting harder to do in our contemporary context. I am a loud critic of simple dualism (constantly contending with my Evangelical … Read more about Reading the Bible that tricky 3rd way

Horse Gods – C.S. Lewis, Xenophanes and John Piper’s blaspheme

I spent this past week explaining that saying God has given Christianity a masculine feel is like saying 'God has given America a Capitalist feel'. It was the point of my post "Bananas, Bullies and the Bible - you can't start in the middle."  I never struggle to believe in God. I believe in the … Read more about Horse Gods – C.S. Lewis, Xenophanes and John Piper’s blaspheme

Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth… and all that good stuff

In Luke chapter 2 the Angel of the Lord says something really profound (v.14) "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom God is pleased"  (NAS) It is beautiful in its simplicity. I'm not trying to make this into a three point sermon, but it does seem to me that there … Read more about Merry Christmas! Peace on Earth… and all that good stuff

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