The Bible isn’t a modern Western book. It’s an ancient Near Eastern book. And so there’s a lot of stuff in the Bible that goes over my head… • Why on earth did God order the Levites to kill 3,000 Israelites as punishment for SOME Israelites worshipping a golden cow?… Read More
Archive Tag: gospel
You stepped out of eternity into the slum of human history Downward mobility Wrapped in flesh, the fullness of divinity To live fully perfectly in place of me Because I could not Born rebellious, busted and backward Every inclination of my heart warred against Yours The enemy: unfaithful and unyielding… Read More
Down Here: Hope In Death. Help In Life.
This new album of mine is an attempt to connect. To connect the first world to the wisdom and beauty of the third world – for the benefit of both. But also to connect two opposing theologies. Two rival gospels. One side pitches God’s salvation as hope for the soul,… Read More
Answering Elijah (Part 11)
Elijah, a student and blogger at Fuller, asked me weeks ago what biblical basis I had for my understanding of “mission.” I’ve been answering ever since. Hope you’re not past the due date on this assignment, Elijah. If you’re just tuning in, you can catch up on this series of… Read More