Ever found yourself in a discussion by which you appeal to love as your ultimate answer….and it falls flat on it’s face?
It’s kind of a sinking, agonizing feeling. The idea of taking a concept, such as love, and presenting it in a way which should tear down walls and rebuild infrastructure in any rational conversation, yet only capsizes upon departure. Continue reading “….just that, that’s it. LOVE.”
Civil dispute among “tribal members” is nothing new to Christianity. Most likely, it all began (and is personified in) the person of Judas Iscariot. One man, so close to the savior, having spent time and resources in order to become a disciple of Christ, only to betray Him with a kiss.
(If you are unaware of what the Nashville Statement is, here is a link to the website, and here is the wiki page for further information. )
To be clear, this is a critique of the Nashville Statement through a series of questions. Hard questions. Questions which need answering BEFORE the articles of the Nashville Statement are found to be true. Questions which reflect a deeper desire to understand what God and scripture really have to say about human sexuality, not just assume t Continue reading “Does the NASHVILLE STATEMENT presume too much?”
Someone might ask me my major in college, or the degrees I have, or where and what I’ve studied, and I’d always answer with, “I majored in art and minored in philosophy…(dramatic pause)….. I guess I really thought that through, huh?” To which I’d smirk and they’d chuckle and we’d both have a good hearty laugh over my foolhardy past.
Meaninglessness. It’s a cardinal sin, and a personal demerit, right next to it’s close cousins despair and depression….
As an American Christian, I was brought up under the idea that THERE IS NOTHING MEANINGLESS in the faith. In other words, any which way you slice your Christian beliefs, there should be nothing left over, and all can and SHOULD be used for some divine reason or purpose. Continue reading “THE MEANING OF MEANINGLESSNESS.”