Scot McKnight at Jesus Creed is raising that touchy but crucial issue of national idolatry. I love America, democracy and the freedoms we enjoy in this great nation. I listen to my share of political talk and love keeping up on the latest debates. BUT....I also see many Christians who are far more interested and … Continue reading Church or State: Where do our hopes & passions lie?
Let's bring religion, sex, and politics to the dinner table! Jesus and the Bible have a lot to say about them. Tread carefully and expect disagreements. FAITH & POLITICS ARCHIVE SEX & GOD ARCHIVE
What did Jesus mean when he told his fellow Jews to "Give to Caesar what is Caesar's and give to God what is God's"? Greg Boyd brings another strong critique of American tendencies toward a nationalized version of Christianity. In a recent sermon entitled "Handing Jesus Over to Caesar" Boyd argues that Jesus' answer "undermined … Continue reading Boyd Waxes Bold on Jesus & Politics (Again)
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
In my previous post I suggested today's youth culture can help remind us what really distinguishes a healthy church from a sick, diseased or dying church: "Are the individuals who make up that church authentically regenerated, committed followers of Christ whose lives bear outward evidence of the inward sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit?" Teens … Continue reading SINKING (3): Patching Leaks #1 – Culture Christians