Social Issues, Theology

Give me a church that offends

Give me a church that regularly offends my sensibilities; one that overthrows my preconceived notions of how the world works. Give me a church that loves me enough never to coddle my harmful choices but confronts me gently with necessary truth. Give me a church that fears for my soul more than my reputation. Give… Continue reading Give me a church that offends

Theology

Christianity did not invent grace

Though I’ve been a Christian for one third of my life at this point, I am still innately protective of my faith of origin. One of the most difficult parts of my Christian walk has been un-learning some of the antisemitic tropes that have crept into Christian thinking over the centuries. Sometimes they're obvious; other… Continue reading Christianity did not invent grace

Social Issues, Theology

Breaking the law for the sake of the gospel

While in prison for conspiring to assassinate Hitler, Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote the following letter to a friend: What is bothering me incessantly is the question of what Christianity really is, or indeed who Christ really is, for us today. The time when people could be told everything by means of words, whether theological or pious,… Continue reading Breaking the law for the sake of the gospel