Practicing the Transformational Love of God
There is only one way to grow a loving relationship with someone and that is to spend time with that person. We can think about . . .
Receiving and Resisting the Transformational Love of God
In the first two articles in this series, we discussed how experiencing God’s loving presence changes our attitudes, values, thoughts, feelings, desires, and behaviors because . . .
Experiencing the Transformational Love of God
I heard my entire life that the Grand Canyon was magnificent and awe-inspiring, and in my head I believed that to be true. Then, one . . .
The Church is Christ’s body, his beloved bride, and chosen instrument for ministering to the world. Local churches are supposed to be “kingdom outposts” intended . . .
We Are Storied Creatures
A few years ago a friend of mine was at a crossroads and reached out for help. His formative years were spent in an insecure . . .
The Transformational Love of God
In Jesus’s commission to make disciples of all nations, he includes “teaching them to observe all that I commanded you” (Matt 28:20). Notice that Jesus . . .
Adversity and the Embrace of Weakness
Our world is captivated by success. The cult of celebrity. Reality TV. The pursuit of wealth, status, and power. Materialism. Ladder climbing. Most kids now . . .
Toward a Theology of Weakness
The theology of weakness is threaded from Genesis to Revelation.2 It is found in its most developed form in the Pauline epistles and peaks in . . .
Aversion To Weakness
Human beings have an innate attraction to strength and corresponding prejudice against weakness. Though our views of what constitutes strength or weakness are culturally bound, . . .
Asking the Right Questions
A few years ago, my roommate and I decided we wanted to road trip with the greatest dog in all of God’s creation—Corrie the German . . .
How Did We Get Here? Understanding the Story We Tell Ourselves
Generally speaking, the Reformation of the sixteenth century stirred up quite a bit of religious vigor that went far in reshaping the religious (and political) . . .