Distortion

“My experience of His furious love often fills me with a fury as well when I hear well-known preachers and televangelists distorting Abba’s image.” “His invitation to intimacy is startling, contrary to all the pontifications of certain religious leaders and champions of deuteronomic morality. Their unbending rule-keeping petrifies His furious compassion.” – Brennan Manning, The… Continue reading Distortion

Penal Substitionary Atonement

It was interesting encountering arguments about this in my reading this week. I learned that proponents of this atonement theory hold to it passionately. Legalism reads the scriptures of wrath and judgment through the lens of punishment and debt. Love reads the same scriptures with a lens that sees God’s determination for reconciliation. The wrath… Continue reading Penal Substitionary Atonement

Dark Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake

I know this is a little random, but I thought that maybe those of you who are tired of the same old conversation might enjoy this. I thought about calling it Missional Cheesecake since technically you could share it with your neighbors. Next week I’ll be posting pictures of my cat.  Just kidding!  I don’t… Continue reading Dark Chocolate Mocha Cheesecake

Body Odor

Last week I had several incidents of being around really strident, arrogant believers.  Here are a few examples. I sat speechless in my living room while a dogmatic charismatic hammered on about how the only way to be a Christian mirrored the way he believes and smashed everything outside of his little box as inferior… Continue reading Body Odor