There is a lot of discussion over Pastor John Piper's statement that God sent a tornado to Minneapolis yesterday to warn the ELCA leaders not to condone homosexuality. Read more about it HERE. This story has my head spinning and my theology challenged. I feel I need to come clean with my confusion because I … Continue reading God & Tornados: A Personal Confession
When Pastor John Piper speaks, he speaks with bold conviction. When John Piper speaks about local disasters, I listen carefully and critically. Especially when Piper's Twitter update reads: "Tornados do have a voice. They talk to Lutherans. And the rest of us. They talk about sexual sin. Stay tuned." Yesterday a tornado hit downtown Minneapolis … Continue reading John Piper: Tornado Talks to Lutherans about Homosexuality
BUSINESS AS USUAL IN THE ‘FIGHT’ FOR JUSTICE AND PEACE Before exploring the world-altering event of the cross and a cruciformed concept of justice, we need to spend some time in what will be much more familiar territory for most of us. I speak of the marketplace of ideas where ‘the fight for freedom,’ the … Continue reading Cruciform Justice 4: Business As Usual in the ‘Fight’ for Peace
"Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ’s return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless. But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful … Continue reading PHILIPPIANS 21: Running in Vain (2:16-18)
The New Testament announces the arrival of The Light. "The Word became flesh and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory, the glory which he received as the Father's only Son" (John 1:14). The Kingdom of God was at hand and the blessings of the future Messianic Age were being … Continue reading Cruciform Justice 3: Light Has Dawned
Shortly after posting my reflections on Tiger Woods and Jesus below I found the following related video. "He's just that good." Funny.