God & Tornados: A Personal Confession

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

John Piper: Tornado Talks to Lutherans about Homosexuality

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

Cruciform Justice 4: Business As Usual in the ‘Fight’ for Peace

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