There are people everywhere who are spiritual and might even be interested in engaging the ideas/teachings/even writings of Christianity, if they didn’t have to be beaten over the head with them and could ask whatever questions they wanted, and didn’t have to promise to “sign on” at the end.
By the time I got to Leviticus, though, I couldn’t make heads or tails of it.
“Oh, Jenn is catching up with feminism! How cute!”
I always think I’m going to write a “series” of posts about the same topic, but time gets away from me and before we can talk more about different streams/unity in the Church, I need to let you know about the next OSFGroup study. But first I have some questions: How many among you areContinue reading “The Other Half (First Covenant Edition)”
At the end of the day, spiritual disciplines are not about results. They are about relationship.
Why are we all still talking about God’s glory and God’s love as two different things? If someone or something’s “glory” is basically that person or thing’s essence, and “God IS love,” then how would God’s love and God’s glory not be exactly the same thing?
“Discipline” sounds regimented and dull. It sounds like punishment. It sounds like it could be guilt-inducing. It doesn’t sound at all like the way to foster freely-given and spontaneous love for anybody.
‘Tis the season to use the word Glory (or Gloria) a lot. If you’re anything like me, the usage mostly happens unthinkingly–except for this year. This year I’m writing a new study for the OSFGroups. The study is called Glory, so I guess I’m noticing the word, and how we use it, much more than usual. The seedsContinue reading “Gloria in Excelsis Deo”
Purification from sin, and justice, are not precisely two different things, but they’re not exactly the same thing, either. One flows out of the other.
If Jesus is God the Son of God, doesn’t it make sense to give more weight to the words that the Bible tells us He actually spoke, than to other parts of the Bible?