What If All Your Thoughts Became Real? The Depths of Depravity and Human Evil

Image by Chris Dessaigne The gap between God and man is infinite. It is infinite upon infinite. But this division is not just in power but in morality. God is good. Perfectly good in every thought and notion. But what about our thoughts? We are good at measuring morality and goodness by our actions. We see the drunkard and say that he is completely corrupt. We see the rapist or murder and call him abhorrently evil.  We may even see the everyday... Read More

Temptation: Rethinking Christ, Adam, and Our Everyday Battle with Desire and Sin

Standing upon the precipice and glimpsing over the edge, thousands of kingdoms lay in sight. All of these powers collectively held all the wealth, power, and authority of the world. And they could all be his. They could be his. If only one simple action were taken—If he would bend his knee to that ancient evil, Lucifer. Christ had gotten himself into quite the predicament. How could he resist such an offer? Temptation is no simple thing. Nor is... Read More

The Lost Art of Confession: Restoring Transparency and Honesty in the Body of Christ

Pulling back the curtain and sitting down on the provided wooden bench, my eyes widen to the hundreds of words scrawled and scribbled on the walls. As I silently investigate a few scratchings made by previous occupants of this booth, I am transfixed by the brutal honestly that took place on these white walls. How could I not be just as equally honest? I had entered a confession booth. A sort unfamiliar to me as I half expected to find some looming... Read More

A Discourse on Sin, Separation, and Our True Identity in Christ

  Image by Ty Carlson. We are the Imago Dei—the image of God. A mirror of who He is on Earth The following was a debate between myself and a dear and close Friend. The first statement was a quote from Mark Driscoll’s Doctrine that I posted on Facebook. The debate emerged immediately as we tried to unpack and explore what it means to sin and have a relationship with Christ. Jonathan Daniel Keck “Human beings are sinners who commit... Read More

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