The Kingdom of the Gospel – Galatians 1:8-9

God can be trusted to guide his people directly through the gospel as interpreted in their context by the Holy Spirit. Really, this is the only way to defend the gospel and the community it produces.

The Bible on the Bible

“Hey, you’re dressed queer.”I look over. The speaker is an elderly man, mid-70s I’d guess. He is tall and thin and is wearing of those caps that cabbies wore in movies from the Forties. “You’re dressed queer,” he snarls. “Why you dressed so queer.” I have on my usual fringes, and, for good measure, have…… Continue reading The Bible on the Bible

The Bible Never Said, “Obey the Bible” — Introduction

The four of us rode together that Sunday morning. The closer we got to the little church house, the greater our anxiety rose until we finally had to pull over into a radiation therapy clinic to pray in the car before continuing on. When we reached the church, the parking lot was empty. All of…… Continue reading The Bible Never Said, “Obey the Bible” — Introduction

Strange Fire

The religious group that I came up in was built on the notion that God gave the New Testament to humanity as a blueprint for the way he wanted them to live and worship him. We believed that in the letters of Paul God had prescribed exactly how he wanted collective worship to be performed…… Continue reading Strange Fire

Less Debating; More Discipling

Originally posted on Ben Moushon Fitness:
Let he who is without sin cast the first stone.  John 8:7 Like many of the Evangelical Political issues that have overtaken the presidential elections this year, the debate over contraception coverage in the healthcare  baffles me.  And like so most of those issues, it seems like a loud…