The Beauty of the Wrath of God

The previous post about the Sandusky trial is a perfect backdrop for a discussion about the wrath of God. All that we have been discussing in the previous posts is on display in the drama of this courtroom. We see the depth of pain caused by evil. We grieve the shattered lives of the victims.… Continue reading The Beauty of the Wrath of God

Justice for the Oppressed

Below are excerpts from an emotionally moving report by Dan Wentzel on the Sandusky verdict.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the Sandusky family, and Jerry Sandusky, may he experience mercy and truth which can heal his deep brokenness. Juror No. 4, the foreman, gray-haired and middle-aged, stood high in the back row… Continue reading Justice for the Oppressed

What’s the Difference?

For God was so angry at the world that He sent His Son to punish Him so that whoever repents and says the sinners prayer can go to heaven instead of hell when they die. My previous post contrasted two different views of the gospel. It is convenient to refer to them as western and… Continue reading What’s the Difference?

Where Did We Leave Off?

I am very aware of how much the religious blogging conversation and the players involved have changed over the past several years. Probably the best way to explain how I also have changed would be to simply jump back in and start posting again. Yet, I feel the need to give fair warning that my… Continue reading Where Did We Leave Off?

Repairing the World

An ongoing project… In a Religion News Service article by John Murawski, N.T. Wright asks: Have we gotten heaven all wrong? The article said: While heaven is indisputably God’s realm, it’s not some distantly remote galaxy hopelessly removed from human reality. In the ancient Judaic worldview, Wright notes, the two dimensions intersect and overlap so… Continue reading Repairing the World

On Earth As It Is In Heaven

Occupy, protest, vote, join, reform, transform . . . Really? The flood of legitimate issues and causes to care deeply about is overwhelming. So many desperate needs. How can anyone truly make a difference? “On earth as it is in heaven.” A well-worn phrase, one that perhaps we are numb to. Earth – visible, tangible,… Continue reading On Earth As It Is In Heaven