20 Questions About Resisting Obergefell

So then, my last post on the implications of Obergefell and the opportunities being given to us as Christians to hate sin and love sinners generated some good and reasonable questions worth following up on. Here are a few of those along with a few more of my own: 1. Are you saying Christians should…

The God Who Answers

Easter V: Lk. 1:5-25 [Note: the audio for this sermon can be found here.] Introduction Luke writes so that Theophilus and others like him would have certainty of the things he has been taught. The first episode in his gospel is the story of an uncertain old man. He has lived a long, faithful life…

Lamitudes

One of the ways Christians often handcuff themselves for the mission Jesus has given us is by misunderstanding the nature of sin. Here we need a heavy dose of Augustine who explained that evil is the absence of good, the privation of good. Which means that evil is always parasitic. There is no such thing…

What’s Growing?

Exhortation for Morning Prayer: The Lessons: 2 Kgs. 5:19-27, 1 Cor. 5:1-8 Leaven is mysterious. It works silently, slowly, hardly noticeable. But it’s alive, and it’s growing. The question is: what’s growing? A culture of life? Or is it growing death? Is it giving health to the body or is it a cancer? Perhaps Gehazi…

The Gospel of Kings

The Book of Kings is a train wreck of a story. While the first number of chapters relate the building of the temple and Solomon’s wisdom and glory, they always have a bit of an ominous silence in the background. We know what’s coming. We know Solomon is going down. We know his wives will…