Tag Archives: John 3:16

WTF Part 3: Is God Mean?

Sometimes, it seems like God has a sizeable mean streak. Not only when She won’t give us the snazzy stuff we feel like we need, or won’t instantly heal our infirmities, prevent our genocides or divert hurricanes away from our … Continue reading

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Advent Adventures: Scary?

I realized this week that Advent is my favorite season of the church year – except when I think too much about it. I love the structure and the rhythm of the Advent season – the way its Sundays have themes that … Continue reading

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Quibbling

The keen and observant of my regular reader(s) might have noticed something unusual in my last post: when I quoted John 3:16, it was from the New King James Version, and I’m normally a New International Version (NIV) man. And … Continue reading

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Contradictions, Part 4: Demons and Disciplehood

So far, we’ve mostly ignored the pink elephant in the room, which is arguably the most disturbing part of the apparent contradiction: If the hypothetical false disciples in Matthew 7:21-23 are operating outside God’s will, how are they able to … Continue reading

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