Tag Archives: salvation

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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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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God is Passionate

The last Sunday of Lent is normally referred to as Palm Sunday, but it has another name, too: Passion Sunday. That’s why, way back around Shrove Tuesday, I decided to bookend Palm Sunday with Simple Truths posts titled God is … Continue reading

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