Who Is Our Leader?

“It is not adherents of a teaching but followers of a life Christ is looking for.”-Kierkegaard Why are there so many denominations? Have you ever wondered that, because I have! Enumerable¬†denominations or “tribes” have become the central refutation I’m given by people who do not follow the Jesus way, and for many, it is a…

How to (Not) Share the Gospel (2/2)

The Message What is the Gospel? If you venture out to your local christian bookstore you will discover volumes of books who’s titles proclaim to expound the “true” gospel. Endless titles abound from authors who seek to once again repackage the “law-court” scenario for another 200-pages, including some stories of how westerners are finding freedom…

Will Everyone go to Heaven?

I know the title of this post is very provocative. When you ask the question like, “Will everyone go to heaven?” it reveals all kinds of assumptions: “Is Jon a universalist? Does he not believe in hell?” I can remember when Rob bell’s book, Love Wins, was first released. The evangelical world was in an…

Abraham & the death of the gods

This is a short dialectic on the sons laying on the table. I am deeply indebted to Kierkegaard’s book, Fear and Trembling, for this post. Philosophy is not particularly popular, especially amongst my tribe, christianity. Whenever I mention to someone that this is my major, they have one of two responses: 1.)¬†laughter, because the only…