An article has been making the rounds on social media this week that makes the common claim that “polarization” is the big social problem of our day. But is it?
Paul commands us in Ephesians 4:26, “Be angry and do not sin; don’t let the sun set on your anger.”
I’ve heard a lot of sermons on the “but do not sin” part: anger can give opportunity to the devil (Eph. 4:27) and birth all manner of hell in relationships.[Read more…] about How to Get Angry With Jesus
Dallas Willard said that one of the main impediments to people becoming disciples of Jesus is having an emaciated view of the gospel.
Here’s the “gospel” I heard from Christians before I became a Christian (#1):
Our family is part of the “special needs” club. This isn’t a club into which most people self-select. We certainly didn’t. We joined by surprise and without forewarning.[Read more…] about Seeing Like Jesus: Dignity and Discomfort
I’ve been reflecting on the need for spiritual resilience recently. Resilience is our ability to recover from difficulties. To “spring back into shape” emotionally and spiritually after a hardship.
This past Wednesday was the Feast of Epiphany (which means “revealing”), and here in the US a LOT was revealed as a violent, racist mob stormed the Capitol building, forcing lawmakers to suspend proceedings and shelter in safety until order could be restored.[Read more…] about The Fear and Violence of White Supremacy