You have almost convinced me, Bruxy, and I am especially compelled by your description of pacifism as running towards conflict, in an attempt to resolve it, rather than ‘passively’ standing apart from it. That being said, however, I have some very significant obstacle in my thinking. Although I am back and forth on this, I think I will play the devil’s advocate in this letter, to present to you the arguments for which I simply cannot seem to find an easy answer.
This is a gutsy and very personal sermon in which I lay out one of the major, deep heart issues which make us act like Pharisees, even when we are trying to serve God.
Continuing in my series on "Holiness Gone Wrong," this sermon examines the question of what a Pharisee truly is, and why Jesus warned His church so strongly against them.
This e-mail is OLD: however, it represents my first interest in Barth, and a request for a class exclusively on Karl Barth, which (perhaps because of my pestering) finally came […]
If we're saved by grace, doesn't that mean we can sin all we like? A look at Romans 6, and an answer to this question.
Romans 5 begins with the proclamation that we are "justified" through Jesus Christ. What does that mean? How does it affect us? How will we live differently because of this reality?
This easter, we celebrate having "peace with God," (Romans 5:1) But why should we care? Isn't God already at peace with us? An examination of Ecclesiastes, and the human condition, and what Jesus truly saves us from.