Among the things that perturb me about modern Christianity is our residual clinging to a sort of “Christian-karma.” You’ve probably read this frustration from me before, but with some recent events in my own life, I feel as though Christians still just don’t get it. We want so much for our deeds and actions to matter that we’ve actually trivialized grace instead of personalized it.
This world makes much of “love.” It’s the centerpiece of countless movies, books, paintings, and songs. Love is everywhere. We’re so inundated and bombarded with the notion of love — of falling in love and being in love — that it seems impossible for us to escape the idea that love is all you need. But is that true?
On how and why Rogue One is the best Star Wars film ever.
In a previous post, I announced my new position as youth pastor for a new church body. I am excited and eager to get to work building relationships and sharing the gospel with the youth of both the church and the community at large. This will definitely be a challenge for both Natalie and I as we gain the trust of the youth and their parents, and seek to disciple them in the boundless truth of God’s grace.
Arrival marks the second science fiction film in the last 2 years that’s been ruined by my Christian worldview.
What’s interesting to note about church history is that Jesus was never accused of being a legalist — He never faced the charge of preaching “too much law.” In fact, just the opposite is true: He was accused of preaching lawlessness or “too much grace.”
If there’s one thing that’s destined to doom Christianity, I believe it to be the conjoined twins of complacency and pragmatism. They tend to infiltrate the Church and bring it down from the inside out.
A true leader isn’t someone who sees themselves as “having all the power,” but rather a person who knows the One who does. Sometimes, the torrent of life can seem too overwhelming and chaotic for even the best of leaders.
One of my favorite quotes regarding the gospel is from the book One Way Love, in which you’ll find the following statement: “The Gospel alone liberates us to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.”
If you know me in the least, then you know of my fondness for the 2010 film Inception. Christopher Nolan’s enigmatic opus is perpetually rewatchable and endlessly compelling. I still remember watching Inception in the theater. The entire experience was breathtaking.