Winning Millennials For the Kingdom of God (part 2)

As the old saying goes: “the purpose of the gospel is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable*.” I was seriously concerned that I sounded too passionate whenever my literature professor brought up the gospel narrative, but I almost couldn’t help it. Jesus, as I have experienced it, was intoxicating. He was, and is,…

The Outsider God

God Is Unreasonable or The Outsider God.  “… the world You (God) had made, made You an outcast.” -Dylan I have this growing sense that if I find that the actions and even the words of Jesus to be rational, I have diminished or destroyed the power of the story in my mind and experience. This…

Turn Up The Volume!

When I was fifteen years old, I spent most of my time doing one thing: playing guitar. Screaming into the microphone for a punk rock band, painting my fingernails black and wearing guy-liner. I now consider much of that a youthful indiscretion, and before you judge me, go ahead and write a list of your…

Why Obama Is Right About Religion

I was wearing my smile after narrowly finishing my espresso and my new friend was wearing a military hat and hoping to go into law school after he graduated. After a few minutes of conversing, his friends arrived, and he began to talk about a roommate problem. This led to his declarations of confusion and mystery…

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…