What is Love?

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud” (1 Corinthians 13:4). Love is a word people often use to describe how they feel towards something or someone on a daily basis. I often say things like “I love to sleep past 10 am” or “I…

The First Love Get-Back: Ephesus, Evangelicals, and the Players of the Church Game

What did it take to foil a church, sever a culture in two, and frame the message of Jesus, turning it into something to manipulate others for material gain? Was it fundamentalist legalism? Baby boomers? Abusive church leaders? Donald Trump? Nancy Pelosi? The gender revolution? We could journey through the prior decades and gives scores…

Where, Who, and Why is the Church?

In his 2012 book The Righteous Mind, Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt said that religion was a product of evolution in the mind of man with the hope and intent of greater social and community connection. That means religions like Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity were only developed as an outflow of man’s evolving mind hoping to come closer…

Can’t We All Just Get Along? An Approach for the Kingdom of God

The fireworks have been swept up from the driveway. The Fourth of July is behind us, and Americans have returned to their daily lives walking divided, polarized, and disunified, stuck to their screens only to be more disillusioned by the enemies of their public and private lives. Think of the new hotshot hire vying for…

Pragmatism and the Christian

"In simple terms, it places the methodology above God." M. Aaron Pragmatism and the Christian (1 Corinthians 3:4-9)   Pragmatism is the practical or realistic approach to solving problems (retrieved from Google Dictionary) or the idea that the results themselves confirm the validity of the methods used and is often found in Christian circles.  For example,…

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