Judging Angels

In today’s podcast Paul rhetorically asks, “Do you not know that we are to judge angels?”—as though we would nod our heads in agreement and understanding. But truthfully, most of us would put our hands up and respond, “Actually, Paul, we don’t know what you’re talking about.” To understand what the apostle is saying, we…

You Can’t Kill a Sinless Man

This week I’ve been blazing through Greg Boyd’s The Crucifixion of the Warrior God so that I could be prepared for the lessons he’d be teaching tonight at my alma mater Spring Arbor University. There was one paragraph in particluar that blew my mind and gave me theological goosebumps. While Boyd reflects on Jesus’ death…

Making God in Our Own Image

“God created us in God’s own image, and darn it, we’ve returned the favor,” says Richard Rohr. He’s right—especially in modern Christianity. We’ve made experience the cornerstone of theology and it’s created so many anti-Jesus ideologies to chase after. Recently I skimmed a book about God gifting Christians with wealth—not because I wanted to, but…

A Heavenly Reward

In today’s podcast, Paul offers a metaphor that interprets in a rather surprising way: While Christians are saved only by faith and belief in Christ, our works as Christians play a part in a reward to come in Heaven. Working with this metaphor, I survey similar explanations of the afterlife through Jesus’ teachings and then…

Visions, C.S. Lewis & Narnia

Sometimes a vision is nothing more than a visual thought. In other words, maybe you didn’t receive a “word from the Lord” via your thoughts, but instead you just got a “picture from the Lord” via your mind. This won’t feel anymore spectacular than any other image that pops into your head, for we have…