Can you have an Anabaptist megachurch?

Feb 24, 2020 by

Several times over the last few years I’ve heard statements like this: “Boyd may embrace an Anabaptist theology, but his church (Woodland Hills) cannot be, by definition, an Anabaptist church because an...

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God’s love is cruciform

Mar 24, 2017 by

Paul instructs us in what it means to follow Jesus, when he stated, “Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for...

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A police officer questions pacifism

Oct 5, 2015 by

Police Officer: My theology totally lines up with your theology, except in one area: namely, your pacifism. I am a police officer, and it frankly seems obvious to me that there are times when it is proper, if...

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Was Jesus abandoned by the Father on the cross?

Aug 13, 2015 by

As Jesus hung on the cross, he cried, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (Matt. 27:46). This is the cry of our God who stooped to the farthest possible depths to experience his own antithesis, as the all-holy...

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America is grieving the heart of God

Jul 13, 2015 by

The tendency of wealth to entrap people in greed has been confirmed in numerous studies. Research has consistently shown that, generally speaking, the more people have, the less percentage of their income they...

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What does it mean to be holy?

May 18, 2015 by

People today frequently associate the word “holy” with a list dos and don’ts that godly people are supposed to adhere to. The concept of holiness in the Bible, however, is not primarily about behavior....

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Is Islam inherently violent?

Apr 1, 2015 by

An increasing number of people, especially in conservative Christian circles, are claiming that Islam is an inherently violent religion. They point to all the violence in the history of Islam and all of the...

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Thank you, Obama, for denouncing Christian violence

Feb 10, 2015 by

It seems some conservative Christians are up in arms because of something President Obama said at the National Prayer Breakfast on Feb. 5. After condemning ISIS and religiously-motivated violence in general,...

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Loving enemies in the day of ISIS

Sep 8, 2014 by

The following excerpt from Myth of a Christian Religion discusses Jesus’ command to “turn the other cheek.” Whatever our response to the persecution of Christians in the world, we must take this...

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Prayer can seem useless

Aug 5, 2014 by

At first glance, trying to impact God and change the world through prayer doesn’t seem to make any theological sense. I used to struggle with this a lot. I’d be praying and all of a sudden wonder, “Why...

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Jesus and racial reconciliation

Jun 26, 2014 by

If you were to read an account today of a white man offering his front row seat on a public bus to an elderly African-American woman, you’d probably think this was a nice gesture, but nothing more. However,...

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Is America God’s favored nation?

Mar 20, 2014 by

Jesus once told a parable about a rich farmer who “yielded an abundant harvest” (Luke 12:16). His crop was so plentiful he didn’t have enough space to store it. After thinking about the matter, the...

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