He is risen. As followers of Christ, we believe that this is a historical event with spiritual, mental, emotional, relational, intellectual, and eternal ramifications. Neither wishful thinking nor a neurosis (Freud). Not merely a psychological crutch (Nietzsche), although a wonderful crutch. Not an “opium” for when the average Joe is suffering economically at the handsContinue reading “He is Risen”
I watched the first episode this morning and the last five minutes broke me. I wept. I then watched the scene with Mary of Magdalene 15 more times, and wept more.
As Keller explains, there is no such thing as “objective” abandonment for Christians. Only Christ was actually abandoned by the Father. Therefore, all that remains is “subjective” abandonment. In other words, though we may feel abandoned by God (feel = subjective), it is never the case (objective).
Three months ago I asked this question. One of my friends, Kevin Burr, stated that he would and then for his reasons, cited several passages in the Bible that centered around “love.” Kevin did what every sincere disciple of Jesus Christ ought to do, that is, filter your decisions through what you believe God hadContinue reading “Follow Up: Would I Attend the Wedding of a Gay Family Member or Friend?”
Recently, I had a conversation with a friend and Job came up in conversation. In American Christianity, we, like our culture, want things bigger and better and flashier and faster and busier. Because of our infatuation (lust) with wealth, prosperity, and comfort, we love to ask any opportunity we get to ask for a “doubleContinue reading “Job: An Honest Look at the End of His Story”