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Category: Jesus

The Gospel of 2017

As Lady Gaga took the stage for 2017’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, I could think of no other more fitting artist for the times we live in. While she certainly had the attention of fans previously, her song “Born This Way” became an anthem for generations who felt overlooked, misunderstood, and unvalued by those around […]


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To Hell in a Hand Basket

I’ve noticed a common denominator in conversations surrounding me, and conversations I’ve been invited into as well: they start with a current event, and they end with a Christian’s worry about the future. “If things are this bad now, can you imagine how bad they’re going to get?” I call this Doomsday Theology. It’s the […]


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Why Gungor Deserves the Backlash

4 summers ago Rose and I went to a small coffeeshop in downtown Portland to see Gungor play through songs from their album Beautiful Things. We stood the whole time. There were no chairs. Just one hundred people all singing songs that had become anthems for their lives. One of the best concerts I’ve ever been […]


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The Problem with Praying For Your Enemy

Whether it be with people who disagree with me online, or people who disagree with decisions I make in helping lead a church, I can easily create fake enemies. I say fake because nearly all who come to mind are actually my brothers and sisters in Christ, so to call them an enemy of mine […]


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The Myth of Jesus > The Bible

Some Christians refer to themselves as “Red Letter Christians.” The idea being that the words and ministry of Jesus should carry more weight than other Biblical teachings. They waste a lot of energy speaking against Biblicism and Bible worship. Others might speak toward this by saying, “the Word (Jesus) became flesh,” so any adoration toward the Word […]


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Lessons from Dietrich Bonhoeffer: The Work Never Ends

Bonhoeffer Series: Part One || “A Story About Coming Home” Part Two || “Disembodied Christianity” Part Three || “A Foundation in the Word” (Today’s post is the last in this series, though I have no doubt we will revisit the ministry of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in the future.) — In 1943, after a failed assassination attempt […]


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