Work out your salvation with fear?

“So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:12, 13, NASB. […]

The Church as a Gift Culture

photo © 1890 The Library of Congress | more info (via: Wylio)   I know I’m supposed to be doing a study through the book of Job, but I keep having these other ideas so I’m going to go with them. I wrote last time about the church as a gift culture. I’m going to […]

Predestination Pillow Talk

photo © 2006 James Diggans | more info (via: Wylio)   “So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are […]

Faith as the hinge of all history

  In studying through the book of Luke, I discovered something that to me is quite a little gem. In Matt 16/Luke 9 we have the story of Jesus’ dialog with Peter and the disciples about His identity: “”But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Simon Peter answered, “You are […]

The Two Selves

photo © 2009 Lisa Omarali | more info (via: Wylio)   Despite all of this talk about grace, we all know that there remains a struggle with errant desire. There is no use beating around the bush, we still love sin. No clever reasoning or poetic and beautiful writing can cover or change this fact. […]

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche from Spy Films on Vimeo. I saw this on Peter Rollins site, and I was so impacted by it, I had to share it here. It is a perfect parable concerning Christ and the Church and the nature of faith in a largely ugly world. Here are my thoughts after viewing this. I […]

Letter to the North American Church

There is an event called “Eighth Letter” where writers are encouraged to write a letter to the church in North America. eighthletter.com/ A site listing many other contributions can be found here: rachelheldevans.com/8th-letter-synch I think it is a cool idea and I think anyone who is following my blog knows what I would say. However, […]

Ann Rice’s anti-conversion

This is my reaction to one of the numerous articles about Ann Rice’s departure from the Catholic church. Read the article here: www.dentonrc.com/sharedcontent/dws/drc/localnews/religion/stories/DRC_Mann_Column_0827.94e71a77.html I am so sorry to constantly stir up trouble. This is not an attack on Jim Mann, whom I know and respect. However, the tenor of this is typical of just about […]