Thursday, July 16, 2015

More spiritually-themed lyrics...

Speaking of spiritual reflection, I still like the dark contemplation in Death Cab For Cutie - I Will Follow You Into The Dark:

(No, it's very definitely not a Christian worldview...)

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Shaking your fists...

"If you've ever shaken your fists, like skinny little antennas, at the heavens..."

The RobCast (Episode 25 | The Sheeeeet Factor):

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Similar thoughts...

It sounds like Tony Campolo is pondering the same foundational questions that I am....? 

Listening to The Phil Vischer Podcast (Episode 158: The Same-Sex Marriage Debate):

What do Franklin Graham, Tony Campolo, Tim Keller and the nation of Ireland have in common? They've all taken bold stands on same-sex marriage in the last month. From wholeheartedly embrace to all-out boycott, Phil and the gang talk through wildly varied responses to the same question.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

This morning's insights from a friend...

It's not the church's job to heal people of whatever fractures are in their life.

We don't have to be healed before we can seek communion together.

There's an interesting metaphor of Communion as the "breaking of bread" vs. the prepackaged individualized oyster cracker that the church hands to you perfect and intact until you break it by your own action of crunching it in your mouth.

Blessing marriage vs blessing families.

In coming to Christ you will be asked to change in some ways (by the Holy Spirit, not by pharisaical rules). Why. To better archive the command to "love your neighbor" - that's the "end" of the change you.l be called to.

Is "being confronted with with the definition of marriage" really your gay neighbor's greatest need.

Invite! Extend hospitality.

Book reference for the to-read list: Scot McKnight, Story of God: Sermon on the Mount