Five years ago, I believed that only people of a certain level of maturity ought to be baptized; only those who identified as Christians and were able to clear a minimum threshold of biblical knowledge, sincerity, and a capacity to articulate those things. Last summer, we baptized our one-year-old daughter, who couldn’t clear the minimum […]
What Is Theology & Why Do You Need It?
You are a theologian. That might come as a surprise, but it’s true! Everyone’s a theologian. That’s because everyone has beliefs about God and the world. The word “theology” comes from two words in Greek: theos (God) and logos (word). Theology, like any other “ology”, is simply words about something – in this case God. […]
WRESTLING WITH A VIOLENT GOD
“In the cities of the nations that the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, do not leave alive anything that breathes…as the Lord your God has commanded you. Otherwise, they will teach you to follow all the detestable things they do in worshipping their gods, and you will sin against the Lord […]
Who’s Really “Lost”?
The term “the lost” is a common term that Christians use to refer to anyone who has not committed their life to following Jesus. At its best, it is a descriptive term that implies deep compassion for someone who does not yet know the God of the universe. At its worst, it can be perceived […]