Have you ever been on a mission for God? One tension with aging is between our dreams and our regrets. When I was young, I tended to see things in black and white. In many ways, my mind was closed for repairs. My understanding of Scripture was likewise rigid. Theological positions were mountains to conquer and debates to be won. I arrived at a place where I thought all my questions were answered. Years followed in which my interactions with the Word of God were incremental, returning minor corrections to my already settled theological positions.
“Christianity is a subjective, transformative event that upends, ruptures, and transforms human life. At this level, much like the blind man in John 9, we may find ourselves simply able to say, ‘One thing I do know, that though I was blind, now I see’ (John 9:25)”
– Scot McKnight and Kevin Corcoran
A Wideness in God’s Mercy – Clark Pinnock
Clark Pinnock in A Wideness in God’s Mercy: The Finality of Jesus Christ in a World of Religions, offers an optimistic view of salvation. Pinnock further proposes an Evangelical theology of religions with an emphasis on inclusivism that returns a story of hope. Pinnock’s compelling case for optimistic salvation has broad impact for mission and it helps us understand the breadth of God’s purpose in the world. Continue reading “Inclusivism That Returns a Story of Hope”
Making relationships matter. How can we counter the aspects of our culture that make people second? How can we sustain value to our relationships? Continue reading “That Relationship Thing”
Who is the authoritative interpreter of the Christian faith? Where does authority reside?
The authoritative interpreter is clear for the Catholic Church. I believe most evangelical Protestants would say their authority rests on the bible alone. “On the solid word I stand all other ground is sinking sand.”
As early as the reformation the scripture was being divided into primary and secondary themes. Continue reading “Who Is The Rock Really?”