Actions Demonstrate What We Place Our Faith In—Law or Christ: Galatians 2:1-21

Image by Blake Burton Too often faith is backward. Understandably, with everything else in life, what we do determines who of what we are. As the adage goes, “You are what you eat.” Indeed, if you want to be a fit person, you must eat right and exercise. The kingdom of heaven is not like this. Despite what some ministers, pastors, and churchies in general tell you, you are not defined by what you do, but by who you are. Indeed, you are holy, clean,... Read More

The Gospel of Christ, Not the Gospel of Men—Galatians 1:1-2

Image by Matthew Adam Blair The dream of Christian unity was just that, a dream. From the earliest sources, one thing is quite clear: the Church was not united. THE CHURCH, as in the mystical body of Christ, was and is “one” both with itself and with the Trinity—that seems to be without question. But the unity of the physical church was fractured, even in its earliest stages. This fracture spiraled from one central issue: was Christianity another... Read More

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

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 the throat. Such excitement was felt in every inch of the body. On... Read More

Sermon on the Mount: Why According to Jesus the Law is Impossible to Follow

Jesus is a flower picking, daisy-in-the-barrel-of-a-gun peace ambassador to the world. In the ilk of Martin Luther King and Gandhi, Jesus skipped and laughed as his hippie tie-dye clothes swayed back and forth. And when he preached, he spoke only of puppy dog tails, bubbles, and love. At least, this is the picture some have gotten while reading the Sermon on the Mount. Countless professors and students across the country pick up this singular series... Read More

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