William Law believed that the fall was not a single act of disobedience, but a gradual slide into the unholy state. … Read More The Gradual Fall of Adam
For the past decade or so, I’ve enjoyed casting a New Year’s Resolution. The resolution is not anything I tell others about or anything really big, but one or two things that shape my everyday life to be a little more like I want it to be in the long run. This blog and many… Read More 10 Goals for 2017
I choose to believe gay people when they say they were born as Same Sex Attracted (SSA). I choose to follow Jesus’ example and refuse to point to sin as the cause of SSA. I will not exclude one of my Christian siblings because they embrace gay marriage. … Read More My choice to believe and embrace gay Christians in life and ministry.
My mother was a submissive wife. (I say was, because my father passed away 8 years ago.) When my parents were reviewed by their mission board before entering the mission field, the board told her she was “too” submissive.* And this was in the 50’s! She believed Ephesians 5:22 was her role, and she obeyed. My… Read More Not my mother’s submission
“Best friends do no need one of them to be a leader. In that case they wouldn’t be best friends— they’d be hero and sidekick. “KR… Read More Does Someone Have to be in Charge? (Part 5)
Is Jesus’ submission to the Father’s authority human and temporal, or divine and eternal?… Read More Does Someone Have to Be in Charge? (Part 4)
So where did the idea come from, that God has ordained top-down chains of command, both in earthly and in spiritual relationships, with human authority structures in every area of life? From Plato.… Read More Does Someone Have to Be in Charge? (Part 3)