God was one of us.

In a decision that will no doubt shock you beyond your reasoning capacity, I thought it would be a good idea to start out the larger conversation of the Manhood of God with a little ditty from Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Enjoy: The quest for the superman, the endeavor to outgrow the man within the man, the…

The Life of the God Who is for us

Over the next few weeks, months, or whatever this becomes, let’s sit down and think about the life of Jesus, at least one blog post at a time. I think there are some pretty compelling reasons why it would be worth our while. We’ll be talking about Jesus and the bible…so… We don’t talk about…

About a Boy: Community, Isolation and the Gospel of Jesus

In my opinion, all men are islands. And what’s more, now’s the time to be one. This is an island age.  Now, you may very well dismiss this statement out of hand, pointing out the fact that nobody can do life alone. You may also identify with the cultural malady that such an idea points…

Illusion, Medicine and Reality: Woody Allen’s Gospel

Sometimes the illusions work better than the medicine. –Woody Allen Over the past month or so when I go to the Red Box to pick out a movie for the night, I have noticed a Woody Allen film that came out last year called You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger. Well, last night I…

God Wins: Jesus, Hell and Blind Love

The Apostle John starts off his gospel with one simple truth: In Jesus, God takes on flesh.   Jesus defines love by taking up shop with us.   He defines love by joyfully, willingly, knowingly going to the cross for us. He defines love by taking on our punishment.   Life Without God: Real Hell…

Why Religionless Christianity?

I hesitate to use the phrase “religionless Christianity” for a few reasons. For one, I want to be clear that we, as believers, have an obligation and an absolute need for one another. In no uncertain terms, we need to be a part of a local community that worships Jesus Christ together intentionally. We need…

On Crumbling Foundations and Cornerstones

Have you ever noticed that rocks and stones play a fairly big role in the bible? What was God calling water out of in the desert as the Hebrew children wandered around? What did the preferred method of execution consist of in the books of the Law? Take the building of the temple, for instance.…

Taking God at His Word

Jesus’ word is not an answer to human questions and problems; it is the answer of God to the question of God to man. His word is essentially determined not from below but from above. It is not a solution but a redemption. -Bonhoeffer Have you ever noticed that Jesus seemed to ignore question after…

Kiss the Son: Jesus the Wrathful…?

A few Wednesdays ago, a friend of mine asked me to share with our group about praying through the psalms. This is something that believers have been doing for centuries and I have personally found it very helpful in nourishing my spiritual life day by day. And so I shared with my friends how I…