As I complete my MA in theology, I am left wondering “what is the point of it all? What is Christian teaching supposed to accomplish?” 1 Timothy 1:5 gives the answer: when done right, Christian teaching produces genuine, solid, loving, caring people. This is the “goal of our instruction.” I hope you enjoy this video, where I explore this theme.
Eventually, however, I began to see some flaws in Emergent, and I eventually realized that Emergent was not for me. Since then, I have been on a journey to understand the Emergent church (see posts on Emergent here). Things began to come clear for me when I heard Mark Driscoll divide the Emergent Church into four categories, with the latter category associated with "Liberalism" (more details here). I then began a year-long study to understand Liberalism...
We have all heard "God is love," but what does that actually MEAN? A discussion of love, and of God's character.
Originally titled "Diagnosis, Prognosis, Cure," this sermon looks at the reality of Sin, and the Good News that it can be "fixed" in Jesus Christ.
Psalm 51 is my "go to" passage when I need to repent. Written by David after the Bathsheba escapade, it is a psalm of aching and pure repentance, which charts a path from sin, to becoming a "man after God's own heart."
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.