The Way of Jesus: Following Person over Principle

Follow me, run along behind me! That is all. To follow in his steps is something which is void of all content. It gives us no intelligible program for a way of life, no goal or ideal to strive after…Jesus is the only significance. Beside Jesus nothing has any significance. He alone matters. –Bonhoeffer I…

Are You Bad Enough to be Loved?

Once in a while God does something that makes little to no sense to me. Like the time he made the sun stand up for a couple days back in the Old Testament, or the fact that Alaska has twenty-one days straight of sun every year. Or how about the time when God made an…

How Ricky Gervais Preached the Gospel to Me

Well, dear reader, the weekend has dawned upon us and as you out there in the world-wide-web treated me by more than doubling the traffic on this site, I figured I would treat you to a nice, entertaining movie. How many of you have seen Ricky Gervais’ brilliant work The Invention of Lying…show of hands?…

The Paradoxical Truth

One feature of German theologians that attracts me so much is their love for, and indeed in many cases, reliance upon paradox. A paradox is fancy word for a statement that seems self-contradictory. The first example that comes to my mind is Martin Luther’s statement: a Christian is the perfectly free lord of all, subject…