I’ve written on this topic a long time ago in my post Happiness is the Point, which you are welcome to dive into, but my friend Alice Mills over at poemachonicles has written recently on this topic, and her work is incredible. If you have not yet discovered her, now is the time. Click on … More Yes, God Wants You to be Happy.
Mega-churches. Tiny Churches. Denominations. “Non” Denominations. Emergent churches. Traditional churches. Conferences, buildings, rituals, dress codes, books, blogs. Christian Movies. Christian Dating. Christian Music. Christian Jewelry. Christian T-shirts. It’s like a Christian all-you-can-eat buffet, just waiting to give you a spiritual tummy-ache. If you would, turn off your Christian radio for just a minute. Stop surfing the web for … More The Forgotten Christianity
Imagine driving down a country freeway. You look out the window as you pass a rusty, half broken down trailer, being slowly eaten away by the weather. If you are like me, this moment fills with delight as you stare into the beauty of Jesus right there on the side of that road, rusting away. What? … More Jesus Looks Like Old, Rusty Metal Trailers
Somewhere in our minds, we all believe it’s wrong to be broken. We see weakness as a weakness. The only problem is this goes against the very nature of God. See, we were made in God’s image, and Jesus Himself was broken. We are made new in Christ, and what the first Adam lost is bought … More Beautiful Brokenness, Life Giving Weakness
There is a lie that many Christians believe. It goes something like this: Wanting to be happy is a sin. Of course no one comes out and says it, but pay attention– you can feel it in the room. The pastor that makes you feel guilty for enjoying a nice dinner when children are dying … More Happiness is the Point!