Goats, Sheep, Love and Fire: The Careful Pruning of God’s Punishment

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In part two of my two-part series on God’s will to save all things, we will examine how the bible expressly illustrates the process of “how” God will restore everything.

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It is the will of God that none shall be lost…

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In the first of a two-part series, we examine the will of God to save all things.

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The False Price of Christian Membership

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Ah, the silly father’s of the early church. So lost so confused. So sad. They really mucked up a lot of things for the rest of us from the very beginning.

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From The Venom of Snakes Comes Redemption

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What can kill can also heal. What is “bad” for us can become “good” for us. The venom of snakes is about healing and transformation.

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How Little Jack Horner Causes Wars, Famine, and Plague

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Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie;
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said ‘What a good boy am I!’

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Fear and Ecstasy: Sweating Blood and The State of “No-Self”

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I get scared. You get scared. But Jesus gets really, really scared…

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You Can’t Promise to Change, You Simply Have to Change.

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“It’s been a long, long time coming, but I know change gonna come.”

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Christian Infighting: A Family Tradition for Nearly 2,000 Years

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In keeping with this time honored practice, I now humbly submit a complete rewriting of one of Paul’s most controversial passages in 1st Corinthians… let the infighting begin!

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Don’t give up on me! – The Second Sunday After Pentecost

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2. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. 3. And there was a widow in that town who kept coming to him with the plea, ‘Grant me justice against my adversary.’

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Thank God for Our Perfectly Imperfect Savior

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Perfectly imperfect: of course the most famous person in all human history would be born a nobody. Of course the savior of all the world should need to be protected and saved right out of the womb. Of course he that would bring the first real examples of radical equality should be on of the oppressed.

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