Heaven is for real. You’re just not going to end up there.

No, I’m not questioning your eternal destiny. (Well, maybe. But not how you think.) The other day, a friend shared five things we get wrong about heaven. (I reacted by overenthustiastically quoting half the article on Twitter… which may have cost me a few followers.) All five things lead back to the question question of … Continue reading Heaven is for real. You’re just not going to end up there.

Ordo creatio (or, why every Christian should be a radical environmentalist)

Sunday’s Gospel reading from the Revised Common Lectionary was Mark 1:9-15, the story of Jesus’ baptism and testing. Mark includes one detail about Jesus’ wilderness sojourn not found in the other Gospels: Jesus “was with the wild animals.” Our priest made this the focus of his homily on Sunday. He argued it’s not (as widely assumed) … Continue reading Ordo creatio (or, why every Christian should be a radical environmentalist)

The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns, a review (part 2 of 2)

So what are we to make of The Evolution of Adam? There’s no question Enns’ proposals concerning Adam (and Paul’s use of Adam) are controversial for many Christians. They’re not something we should embrace or reject quickly. Books like these often elicit knee-jerk reactions (from both sides) when something more thoughtful is called for. Like … Continue reading The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns, a review (part 2 of 2)

Why it’s important to (occasionally) say something about Mark Driscoll

Yesterday, I wrote a piece challenging Mark Driscoll for comments he made during a recent interview (and after). This was the second time in five years I’ve written specifically about him. The first was in response to a talk he gave on the emerging church in 2007. Writing about Driscoll may be good for the … Continue reading Why it’s important to (occasionally) say something about Mark Driscoll