Too Many Exclamation Marks

Too Many Exclamation Marks

It’s getting to where a guy can’t sit down to enjoy a steak and kidney pie without some hashtag crusader screaming bloody privilege. We have become a world obsessed with exclamation marks, a society hooked on outrage. Embracing chiaroscuro, we’ve spurned nuance and so we leap from hashtag to angry hashtag, not stopping to ask if any individual heart has the capacity to be angry about so many things at once. It is not only unhealthy, Continue reading “Too Many Exclamation Marks”

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Holiness In HD

Holiness In HD

Once, we were slaves who imagined ourselves kings. We did this by focusing on the brief frenzied pleasures that punctuated the ever lengthening periods of pain from whiplashes of unbridled desire. Indeed, we imagined ourselves free but it was our desires that were unfettered and bound us firmly, veiling our subservience with ever diminishing pleasure. Our bodies had chunks of flesh missing Continue reading “Holiness In HD”

God for Dummies

God for Dummies

Where are you? God comes strolling in Eden, longing for companionship with those made in His likeness but they hide and so He asks this question. This is not a geographical question but a relational question. Forbidden fruit has driven a wedge between God and man, not by driving God from man but by inculcating mankind with a self destructive desire for God’s absence. By asking, “Where are you?” God is also saying, “I am right here.” Humanity has fled the relationship but divinity still seeks companionship. It follows therefore, that Christ’s enshrouding of divinity in humanity was not an experiment meant to alter divinity’s perception of humanity but vice versa. That is why God is not reconciled to man but man is reconciled to God. Continue reading “God for Dummies”

Theodicy or Forensics?

“God,” cries Prophet Habbakuk, “the good boys are acting bad and you don’t seem to have anything to say about it!” Habbakuk can’t stand God’s silence in the face of evil among His people. Is God on leave? Does He not care anymore? The world is falling apart and God seems to be in no hurry to stick it back together again. Have you not looked at the chaos in the world and wondered if God had any plans to fix it? It is a common question: if God is so good, why all the injustice and suffering, especially by those who claim to worship Him?

“You think that’s something,” God replies, Continue reading “Theodicy or Forensics?”

From Scratch

From Scratch

“…neither circumcision nor uncircumcision counts for anything; the only thing that matters is a new creation! And all who will behave in accordance with this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on the Israel of God.” (Galatians 6:15,16 NET)

How dull the vagaries of our attempts to extricate ourselves from our predicament are to those who accept the life offered in Christ. Jesus upending of our vainglorious ambitions by choosing a life of humble, honest and intelligent Continue reading “From Scratch”