I firmly believe that since Christians are uncomfortable talking about sex, this leads to shame and fear abotu sex, which in turns leads to why there are so many problems with sexual issues in the church today. If we cannot talk about sexual issues out in the open, then sexual issues and temptations can never be dealt with in an open and honest manner.
God is with you in your pain. He is present in your suffering. Just like Jesus, God is acquainted with grief and sorrow.
Lots of theologians are uncomfortable with this idea, but I believe it is a truth which helps us relate to God like never before.
Lots of people have a view of God which makes them think God will only love them as long as they obey Him and do what He says. If they mess up, God will hate them, and potentially send them to suffer in hell for eternity. But as Greg Boyd shows in this sermon, God is not like that at all.
I recently caught up with Kathy Escobar and I interviewed here for the Theology.fm podcast about her life and ministry. Listen in and learn!
Darin and Hans want to start a Sunday morning church service to help people see that they do not need a Sunday morning church service. They want to plant a church to help people see that we do not need to attend church because we are the church.
The Parable of the Prodigal Son has been an endless source of fascination and interest for me. It seems like every year I learn something new about this parable that causes me to see the parable in a whole new way.
With Valentines Day just around the corner, I though it would be appropriate to share a message on love from Jonathan Martin.
In this sermon, Brian Zahnd shows us that taking care of the environment, of the animals, the plants, the oceans, and the air, is the very first vocation given by God to mankind, is the vocation redeemed by Jesus in His resurrection, and is also the vocation to which we are all called as members of the Kingdom of God.
Lots of people think that those who leave the Sunday morning gathering of the church have abandoned God, left Jesus, and started down the slippery slope into apostasy. This interview between Wayne Jacobsen and Jeff Herr shows that such ideas are not true.
Why do you love people? Why do you minister to people? Why do you reach out to others?
If it is out of obedience to God, or duty to some religious requirement to share your faith, or a sense of obligation to save souls from hell, or maybe to invite people to your church so they can hear the gospel, or maybe to fix their lives and free them from sin, let me invite you to just stop.