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“If God isn’t anti-earth or anti-culture, then why are we?” Keith Green and Reflections on the Incarnation (Video Included)

This Christmas season I studied John 1, falling in love with John's simplistic and creative depiction of a God who becomes (hu)man. Here we encounter a God who chooses to enter our world, engaging with our "worldly" culture (at least... Continue Reading →

Nationalism and The Christian

Much word count by the apostle Paul is dedicated to the reconciliation of different ethnic groups (mainly Jews and Gentiles). To Paul, his Messiah and Lord  wasn't crucified simply to reconcile humans to God but rather God went a radical... Continue Reading →

A conversation with author Dave Hickman (Interview)

Below is an interview which I conducted with author and speaker Dave Hickman regarding his new release 'Closer Than Close' (a book which attempts to bring "union with Christ" back to the forefront and comes highly recommended by me).  ... Continue Reading →

Dan Kimball, The Christian Bubble (Video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ggy1y6jSrsA A book that has rocked my world a few years back was "They Like Jesus But Not The Church" by Dan Kimball, pastor of Vintage Faith Church and currently on faculty at Western Seminary. As the opening of the video... Continue Reading →

The Issue of Gnosticism (part 2)

Paul and Jesus on worship While in many churches worship is thought to be solely about heaven and spiritual reality, Paul connects worship to the mundane of earthly existence: “Whatever you eat or drink do it for the glory of... Continue Reading →

The Issue of Gnosticism (part 1)

S Gnosticism is a term referring to an ancient way of thought which deemphasizes the physical (the human body, the earthly) while placing high value on the non-physical (the “spiritual” dimension). It crept into some Christian circles in primitive church... Continue Reading →

Soong-Chan Rah on the American Church: “We Have Buried the Practice of Lament” (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhjxTWOJjkI Old-Testament scholar Soong-Chan Rah addresses the American church and her inability to mourn. This is reflected in even our song selections in both traditional and contemporary worship services. He notes that "In an evangelical triumphalistic Christianity we have buried the... Continue Reading →

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