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

Saints, Spirits, and the Catholic Church: The Little-Known Truth of Who We Are in Christ

There is a family and heritage long forgotten by most. They stand about us and sustain us in prayer, but few ever recognize them. And those who do, glibly deny or reject their existence and relevance as mystical and some phantasmic figment of an over-active imagination. The saints who have come before us, regardless of our recognition of them in evangelical circles, still play a vital role in our lives. My awareness of the “saints” has been purely... Read More

Is God Really An Old, Glowing, Bearded Man? How We See God Defines Everything

Worship transports me. While books and lofty notions illuminate His character and reveal various intellectual qualities of God, nothing connects and moves me to see God than in worship and song. While in the middle of worship recently, I saw within my mind the heavens open and the entire congregation was transported to the throne room of God. There, we stood, kneeled, sang, and raised hands to the one sitting on the throne. He was an eternal light... Read More

That kid in the feeding trough is not just some baby: Rethinking the divinity of Infant Jesus and our approach to Him on Christmas

To us a child is born. But no ordinary child. God, the eternal being from beyond time and space, the infinite beyond infinity, chose to take flesh and become one of us. This is the Christmas story. This is the cute, bundled baby laying in the feeding trough of some dank dark cave surrounded by animals and their foul smells. The glory of the Christmas story is easy to overlook. Having grown-up in the church and having heard the story a million times,... Read More

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