Gabriella is my theologian, dissecting everything she’s taught, digesting it into questions I often can’t answer. “If God can forgive anybody for anything,” she once asked,”will he forgive Satan one day and let him into heaven with us?” “Someone had to be punished for my sin because God made that… Read More
What is this faith that celebrates a soul damned to hell? View Post
David Augsburger is an Anabaptist minister and author teaching at Fuller Seminary. He’s written on such subjects as confrontation, violence and prejudice, about forgiveness and biblical counseling. But my favorite book of his is Dissident Discipleship; about how to follow Jesus in community – it can’t be done alone, he… Read More
One side… Collecting an offering on Sunday morning will turn some people off to Christianity so we shouldn’t do it. Aren’t they more important? They’ll think the church is just after their money. They’ll be embarrassed if they don’t drop anything into the basket. They’ll be needlessly uncomfortable. Putting a… Read More
I apologize to my regular readers for not posting more, um, regularly. (Sorry, Mom and Dad.) I’ve been out of town speaking at a festival for a few days. And before that, I was speaking at a festival. And after this I’ll be speaking at a festival.
All this festivaling has been very encouraging. Revelatory even! View Post
I spoke to a group of bright Christian business students at Texas A&M University on Saturday. I explained the core message of Jesus in the first session. And in the second session we talked about how the teaching of Jesus would affect their lives in business: I showed them pictures… Read More