Tag: sin

MOVIE REVIEW: The Book of Eli (2010)

<Envelope Please> “And the winner for the grayest, grimmest, most violent post-apocalyptic thriller of 2010 involving the Bible goes to…..The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington.” <Applause>  This movie is not for the light-hearted or weak-stomached.  This movie paints a very dark picture of humanity in all it’s unfettered […]

Sin & Monopoly (Rom 1:18-32)

The book of Romans doesn’t mess around. Paul is shooting straight and going to the heart of things.  Our senior youth group is plowing through portions of Romans this fall and winter.  We’re still bogged down in the swamp of chapter 1 and Paul’s description of the fallen […]

Piper vs. Wright (1) – The Sin Problem

I have been following the lively, helpful discussion at Jesus Creed on Wright vs. Piper on Justification and the New Perspective, and recommend you check that out for yourself for more nuanced, detailed treatment.   Today, I was very pleased to find this debate featured in this June […]

Neo-Tribalism & the Tower of Babel – Part 3

The previous post sought to show how the biblical narrative paints an ideal picture of human flourishing which echoes the same longings the Neo-Tribalist philosophy emphasize.  The point: So far, Christians can find much common ground with the aims of neo-tribalism.  Today, however, I want to highlight where […]

CAUTION: Sin is Slippery

I hate shoveling the steps and sidewalk.  There’s nothing appealing about it.  It’s cold.  It’s tiring.  It’s dangerous when icy.  It seems easiest to just let it go…until you slip and fall on your head!  Falling flat on your back is far worse.   Sin works the same […]