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Is Christianity Still “Good News”?

Is Christianity Still “Good News”?

When I read about the life of Jesus, time and time again I see Jesus offering the “Gospel” or “Good News.” But what was the Gospel, and why was it considered good news? And is it still considered good news today? The Gospel as Kingdom of God There are two...
Do We Get “3 Free Sins”?

Do We Get “3 Free Sins”?

I finished reading an interesting book called “3 Free Sins” by Steve Brown, and I’m curious to hear your thoughts about it. The basic idea of the book is that Christians are usually focused on “getting better.” We get obsessive about not...
Want Grace? Get in Touch With Your Brokenness

Want Grace? Get in Touch With Your Brokenness

There’s a story about Jesus in the book of Luke that I absolutely love. The story begins with a Pharisee (a religious leader) named Simon inviting Jesus over for dinner. They are reclining at his table, when a “sinful woman” (probably a prostitute) comes...
Do We Have a Sin Nature?

Do We Have a Sin Nature?

Throughout most of my life, I have had the nagging suspicion that something was wrong with me. When I was younger, these feelings were focused on my body, because I was overweight and got made fun of as a kid. When I hit puberty, I internalized the message that my...
But It’s a Sin

But It’s a Sin

This blog post is Part 6 in a 12-part blog series on Christianity and justice. (If you missed the first post, you can find it here.) Specifically, we have been talking about barriers that some Christians have around engaging in justice efforts. One of the biggest...
Judging Others and Scapegoating Sins

Judging Others and Scapegoating Sins

Judging others is usually a bad deal. I have noticed that religious people (myself included) tend to judge other people a lot. Also, we often scapegoat certain sins, and judge those things more harshly. What I mean by scapegoating is that if I can find something that...
Why Do Bad Things Happen?

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

When something bad happens, we might wonder what we did wrong to deserve the difficult circumstance. If faith is important to us, we might bring God into the conversation. If good things happen and our life is going well, we think God is happy with us. If bad things...
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