As another year draws to a close, I usually take time to evaluate what has happened in my life during this past year and what I might look forward to in the next. It always feels good when the past year takes the clouds of uncertainty away and gives me a solid expectation for the next year. Continue Reading
14 So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. 15 This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. (Hebrews 12) Continue Reading
The dictionary defines political correctness as: “demonstrating progressive ideals, esp by avoiding vocabulary that is considered offensive, discriminatory, or judgmental, esp concerning race and gender.” I’ll go two steps further: Political correctness was created to suppress the expression of conventional wisdom and subvert traditional values.
There are two prominent schools of thought within conservative Protestant circles that continue to clash over what Christianity is about because their starting points comprise different biblical theological visions. I use the word “prominent” here because I fully recognize that there are other more nuanced voices in the Christian diaspora. No “binaries” or “false dichotomies” are intended here. This is simply a distinction between the two dominant voices in a choir of others. Continue Reading