WHY I AM BURNING ALL MY OLD TEACHINGS AND EMBRACING THE TRUE GOSPEL (which I had never known until now)

Image by Esmé Fransen

Image by Esmé Fransen My own theology, and the theology presented here at THEOLOGY21, has had—since its’ inception—a kernel of uncertainty and doubt. While recently cataloging all the pervious articles I have written in the last few years, one resounding theme emerged from my thinking in those formative years: I was uncertain what “the truth” was in a literal sense. Yes,... Read More

How My Father Invented the Heavenly Father: The Dangerous (and Potentially Beautiful) Power Fathers Have Over Their Children

Image by Garry Cook

Image by Garry Cook Humans are creatures in relationship. Familiar images abound: the caressing mother caring for her young child, the strong father instructing his children on how to live rightly, the loving wife supporting her husband, the faithful and sacrificial husband, a brother, sister, son, daughter. On and on, hundreds of relationships exist in the human condition. In fact,... Read More

Is Seminary Really a Cemetery? Theology as “Jezebelic” Religious Witchcraft

Image by Gail Dowle

Image by Gail Dowle Billows of flame and fury pour forth from the bowels of the Abyss where the anti-Christ resides. His hellish imps encircle him, swarming like bats disturbed from their dark cave. To each demonic messenger, the devil whispers errors and aberrant theologies. But the most deadly of these messages is reserved for the Christian. Demonic witchcraft fills Christian... Read More

Why You Are Already Perfect and Already have Everything—You Just Don’t Realize It Yet

Image by especially_today

Image by especially_today Many have a deep nostalgia and strong emotion toward Christmas. As children, we laid wrestling in bed, eager to creep down the stairs on Christmas morning to see what beautifully wrapped bundles and boxes lay beneath that glorious tree. The overwhelming excitement and joy can scarcely be described, bubbling and pressing itself up through the chest and into... Read More

The Idol of Convenience: How We Treat Strangers and Others Shows Our True Hearts

Image by Less Lincoln

Image by Less Lincoln A man, trembling and afraid, running from heaven-knows-what, screamed for my help.  His cries pierced a cold, dark side-street in San Francisco’s Mission District, a seedy, industrial neighborhood in gentrification. His name was Quinn; and Quinn, in his pressed black slacks and dress shoes, shared something in common with the homeless man across the... Read More

Live For Now (In Light of Later): How Pepsi Shows Christians How to Live

LIVE FOR NOW

Live for now—party-up and enjoy yourself. This is the message Pepsi invites you and I to embrace. Few, however, need this encouragement. Most already live for the “now.” The popular sentiment “YOLO” (You Only Live Once) seems relevant and timely. The present is all we need. Enjoy and have fun, for tomorrow we die. In a very real way, the ancient error of... Read More

The Poison Infecting All Youth: Thoughts On Why Murder and Death is Humorous

Kiev Jew Killed in Ivangorod (1942)

Kiev Jew Killed in Ivangorod (1942) The muzzle of a Luger P08 pistol was pressed against the back of a defiant Jewish woman’s head. She had refused to succumb to the terror and fear which had seized those around her. Upon the barking and abrasive order of his superior officer, the young SS soldier pulled the trigger. She was but one victim of the Nazis in the early years of WWII... Read More

The Hunted Sex: Why Men Are The Prey In An Eroticized Culture

Image by Dan Rybicky

Image by Dan Rybicky A deep panting was breathed in the dank darkness, matched with the heavy breathing of a dozen more shadowy figures. A low snarl echoed off the cave walls as the bared teeth and mane of a fierce lion emerged into the light. While believing that he was safe in the center of the room where the only light penetrated from some unseen source in the ceiling, the danger... Read More

Why You Naturally Think About Sex and Food (and How It Can Be Changed): The Ritual and Habit of Your Mind and Thoughts

Image by Eric Macdonald

Image by Eric Macdonald Synapses and neurons fire constantly in our brains, carving out pathways in which electrical impulses surge through out minds to access stored information and gather thoughts and images for our ritualized behavior. The science of the brain and the way we think is foreign to most (including me). And while much of this incredible data is mysterious, one things... Read More

Why Everyone Should Live By the Phrase YOLO

YOLO

Partying hard, Jack-Ass-esc feats of stupidity, or to simply summon the bravery to ask that clearly-out-of-ones-league girl out on a date, many youth have invoked a simple acronym—YOLO! When in doubt about smoking that joint, hooking-up with that guy, or simply jumping off that roof into a pool full of people, YOLO is yelled and all know and understand—You Only Live Once. YOLO... Read More

Close
Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better
Social PopUP by SumoMe