Please, for the love of your spiritual formation, stop reading yourself into the Bible.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses.
It doesn’t make sense to me now but it sure as hell did back then.
The shadow of the cross has not disappeared. It echoes through eternity.
“From that day on, I did not travel, meet or eat alone with a woman other than my wife.”
The Nazis were not the first to burn children. God’s people did so long before.
What a beautiful hope. A dream, almost, to live in a place where suffering no longer exists. We become immortal hedonists. At least that’s what some Christians make it sound like.
“Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt.”
God Is Not Afraid of Your Pain
Did Jesus pay Satan a hefty ransom for humanity’s redemption?
Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
We’re here to restore people to fellowship, not power, remember that.
Welp, that’s five years in Canada for us. Let’s see what happens in the next five!
Divine Justice is equally retributive and reparative.
What am I to you, World, but a passing stranger?
How plagued we are by this broken duality.
I launched this blog one year ago today.
Love your neighbor.
Bear one another’s burdens.
How can we preach a message we have not believed?
Despair does not lie in being weary of suffering, but in being weary of joy.
We become enslaved by the doing of things for God to receive things from God. Christ has delivered us from these ascetic tendencies because they serve no purpose.
I’m stuck in between numbness and rage in the face of continual abuse of power, denial of trauma and racism, denial of the legacy of racism and trauma, denial of abuse all around.
I am content with this verdict. I am also distraught by how many other officers have escaped justice over the years.
A Review of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Racist History and Present Day Iconolatry of Slave Owners
Our expression should not be retaliatory but redemptive.
I’ve had the privilege of participating in a preaching masterclass offered by our church’s executive pastor, Rohan Samuels, M.T.S.; ThD (cand.). I’m thankful for the course because it brings out the validity and technicality of what preaching can be. The weight of transferring that which is plainly visible on the pages of scripture onto anContinue reading “Thoughts on our Preaching Masterclass (so far)”
The Lewis Revelation “Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, but it is more common and also more hard to bear. The frequent attempt to conceal mental pain increases the burden: it is easier to say ‘My tooth is aching’ than to say ‘My heart is broken.’” C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain ItContinue reading “Church Health 101: Destigmatizing Pain and Suffering”