Tag Archive: Christianity

Language Matters

“Heaven.” It is the term we use to refer to the abode of God and the eternal home of His followers. Though it is unlikely that we will stop using that term to… Continue reading

What Will Happen When We Die?

Soon and very soon, maybe tomorrow or even today, at the twinkling of an eye, with the blowing a trumpet, like a thief in the night, Jesus will come again.  The moon will… Continue reading

Prayer as Kingdom-Making

The Christian knows it is possible to enter into dialogue with this loving God and so work at renewing the earth.  Praying, therefore, is the most critical activity we are capable of, for… Continue reading

O Happy Day!

The United States Supreme Court paved the way today for the legalization of same-sex marriage. What a glorious day! Well, not for the reason you might think I would say that.  I am… Continue reading

What’s Wrong with Work?

In the first section of their book Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller and Katherine Leary Alsdorf do a superb job of exploring what work was intended to be: a calling to other-focused service… Continue reading

More Than Just a Job (Why Work Is Good Not Evil)

For too many people, their faith has little to do with their work.  Sure, they don’t allow their jobs to be an excuse for ruthlessness or immorality, but their faith doesn’t inform their… Continue reading

Taking the Bible As It Is, Not How We Want It

Christian Smith, The Bible Made Impossible, Chapter 6: Accepting Complexity and Ambiguity With a wondrous five-day break for Thanksgiving, I have finally been able to return to Christian Smith’s book on interpreting the… Continue reading

Top 10 Things Learned about Reading the Bible from “The Blue Parakeet”

I have finally finished a close and slow reading of Scot McKnight’s The Blue Parakeet.  This is the first of three books I am wanting to read on how best to interpret and… Continue reading

Book Review: David Kinnaman’s “You Lost Me”

I just finished David Kinnaman’s latest book, “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . And Rethinking Faith.”  Altogether, I would give it a 3.5 out of 5. True… Continue reading

Islam: My Impressions

As you may know, I have spent the last year reading and blogging through the Qur’an as a way to understand better the often vilified but always significant religion of Islam.  I finished… Continue reading