What I said last week is that salvation isn’t an insurance contract, it is participating in the divine nature. It’s not merely a hedge against calamity, it is an available reality I can step into today. Today I want to continue to expand on this … [Continue reading] about Why It’s Impossible To Experience Salvation By Yourself
I’ve said that the biblical idea of righteousness isn’t so much about moral performance for God as it is mutual participation with God. Becoming “holy,” then has nothing to do with gritting our teeth and squeezing out some good deeds. No, holiness … [Continue reading] about Why Salvation is Not An Insurance Contract
Sometimes we want to be like other people, even if those people are miserable. The allure of being part of the crowd inebriates us against our better judgment. Most of the time we hate standing out. … [Continue reading] about Why Do We Want What We Already Have?
What if righteousness is less about behaving right and more about belonging well? What if it's not about moral performance but mutual participation? One of the notions I picked up from my evangelical upbringing was that God demands perfection from … [Continue reading] about God Isn’t Trying To Get You To “Behave”
Why do Christians "go to church?" To prove something to God or someone else? Is it a lifestyle choice? When it comes down to it, what is worship for? Justin Bieber made the headlines recently with a statement he made in an interview about … [Continue reading] about What Is Worship For?