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The Purpose of Christian Education is…Love!

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.

What is the Gospel? A Response to Liberalism and the Emergent Church

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...

Psalm 51: how to repent like a champ!

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."