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Why the Church is Exclusive

This idea that we just need to be the church speaks to the culture at large in profound ways. There is a lingering skepticism towards anything that is institutional. Whenever people organize around an ideology of any kind the culture around us becomes skeptical. So,…

They Say Christians are Intolerant

The world says Christians are intolerant. What most people mean when they call Christians intolerant is that they want Christians to validate their worldview. They want Christians to be pluralistic, believing that all worldviews are equally true. People accuse Christians of bigotry because Christians believe…

They Say Christians Are Hypocrites

This video has been raising eyebrows in Christian circles for about five years now. There’s good here and there’s bad. The ‘spoken word’ artist, Jefferson Bethke says a lot, but I think he centralizes on one distinct issue. He loves Jesus, but he doesn’t like…

Two Very Different Boasts

See with what large letters I am writing to you with my own hand. It is those who want to make a good showing in the flesh who would force you to be circumcised, and only in order that they may not be persecuted for…

Carry Another’s Burden

Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and…