Boyd Waxes Bold on Jesus & Politics (Again)

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)

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

SINKING (3): Patching Leaks #1 – Culture Christians

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