The Sin of Utilitarian Christianity

The present challenges are new, in the sense that WE have not seen them before. But, they are not new to the human condition. King Solomon’s admonition that there is nothing new under the sun looms large (Ecclesiastes 1:9). And they are certainly not new to God.

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Video Spotlight | Advent Birmingham Music: “Skin and Soul”

In one of those chances of life, I discovered this song by Advent Birmingham Music. It is a group of musicians and singers from the Cathedral Church of the Advent, in Birmingham, Alabama. There is both a solemnity and a somberness to the lyric and melody. As I listened I was reminded of the power of […]

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I Am Deeply Hurt. And I Am Very Angry.

A reflection on how I’ve experienced God dealing with evil, inspired by Hosea’s experience with God in Hosea 1. I am deeply hurt. And I am very angry. The results of evil I see in this world stir these emotions in me. Initially I just see the evil the other has caused. I can’t believe […]

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Lent 2020 | Day 31: “Innocent”

In the cross of Calvary, God’s judgment has fallen and the verdict has been given. The penalty of sin is death and Jesus has died for the guilty.

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Lent 2018 | Day #12: Transformation

It can be rather startling to think that we all are in need of transformation. The problem for many of us is that we do not see and understand the invasive nature of sin.

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