For friendship to exist, two people must share a “space.” In our spiritual life with God, that shared space is called the Kingdom of God. This Kingdom that Jesus taught so much about is the spiritual realm where we connect with God’s activity, authority, and love. “As it is in Heaven” is an invitation into a day-to-day life where Jesus redefines everything.
Torah Bontrager grew up in an Amish community in Ohio. As a child, she was sexually abused. The repercussions of the abuse threatened to take her life, but Torah has found ways to live and thrive through a combination of medication and activism. On a m… Continue Reading PTSD and the Designer Drug That Saves Me From Suicide
Has anyone else felt uncomfortable with all of the binary language of Psalm 37? “The righteous get rewarded and the wicked get punished; I and my people are righteous and God is on our side; my enemies are completely wicked, they torment me and I wish God would destroy them for it…” etc. This kind […] Continue Reading Righteous/Wicked
(this is the second course; you can find the first course here) What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear the word Blessed? Go ahead. Think on it. I’ll wait right here… The word Blessed, much like the word Love, conjures up all kinds of wacky …
Season 1, Episode 5 (Spring Season, 2018) This conversation is with Prof. Paula Fredriksen. She is a well-known scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. She discusses themes from her latest book, Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) … Continue Reading Paul the Pagans’s Apostle with Paula Fredriksen | S1 E5 (EP-63)
Come Sunday starts off with a familiar scenario. Our main character is seated on a plane next to a woman, and because he knows she’ll burn in hell for all of eternity if he doesn’t say something, he has to engage her in conversation in order to lead he… Continue Reading Hell & Mr. Pearson (A Review of Come Sunday)
For any fans of science fiction and theology, I’d like to draw your attention to a new podcast I’m a part of, along with fellow-Patheos-blogger Keith Giles, plus Jennifer Neyhart and John Weldy. Continue Reading The Theology of Battlestar Galactica (A New Podcast)
Aglow International Ghana – Selling the Golden Pot of The Kingdom of God For The Ceramic Bowl of Ghana.
I write this post in memory of a very dear brother, Sidney Laud Yaw Nii Sai Schandorf, who died in a senseless road accident on 2 April 2018. Sidney was one of the few friends of mine who had a keen sense of how Ghanaian culture has co-opted and reduced Christianity to a toothless bulldog … Continue reading Aglow International Ghana – Selling the Golden Pot of The Kingdom of God For The Ceramic Bowl of Ghana. → Continue Reading Aglow International Ghana – Selling the Golden Pot of The Kingdom of God For The Ceramic Bowl of Ghana.
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We talked about the risk God took in creating the world as he did (see previous post). The choices made by humans and spiritual agents influence what transpires in history. This sets the stage for an understanding of how our prayers have influence on what actually happens in the world. …