Almighty God, who has the power to set right everything that went wrong in Eden, instead entrusts that rescue mission to people. Just before his ascension, Jesus stood on a hillside at Bethany and looked at a dozen scared, poor, uneducated peasants and said, “Hey, I’m leaving. Y’all finish saving the planet for me.” And then he disappeared.Read More
Until this line in the creed, the Christian story has been simply outlandish and unlikely.
Now it’s unsafe.Read More
The only thing necessary to kill faith is fact. Doubt isn't the enemy of faith; certainty is.Read More
They wanted to convey the very concrete, historical, blood-and-dirt, ask-your-grandad-he’ll-tell-you nature of Jesus’ death.Read More
To the extent that the church has replaced the gospel of death and resurrection with a code of conduct — to the extent that we have been content to invite our neighbors to “come and see” instead of inviting them to “come and die” — we have provoked our culture to dismiss our message.Read More