It isn’t enough to say that Jesus died to pay the price for our sins. While it is a true statement, it is only part of the picture. So I want to revisit a basic question: What did Jesus intend to accomplish (and, since He rose again, we can confidently say that He did accomplish) in His death? … Continue reading "What Did Jesus’ Death Do, Exactly?"
It is normal and usually well-regarded in evangelical circles for people to say that they simply “believe the Bible.” They’re not this or that, and they don’t follow such or the other philosophy. They just believe God’s Word, and all the people said Amen! Hallelujah! Well, as nice as this might sound, it’s not real. No … Continue reading "I Don’t Just “Believe the Bible,” And Neither Do You"
Just some random stuff I wrote way back when about living the life we’re called to live in following Christ. Be Generous …it is necessary to…keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35 The giver of a gift is happier … Continue reading "7 Ways to Walk on the Way"
As Christians, most of us do quite a bit of Bible study in some form or another. We always have a topic to talk about, a sermon to listen to, or theological issue to study. Isn’t this to be expected, though? We have 66 books (73 if you’re Catholic) which we hold to be our ultimate authority. We’re told … Continue reading "Don’t Forget to Love"
As Caleb awaits the birth of his child, I thought I’d rudely offer my unasked-for advice. The process of rearing children seems to me, an unmarried, unsexed, needless to say, un-patriarchal individual, much simpler than parents often admit. It isn’t necessarily that they won’t admit that the process is simple as though out of self-interest; … Continue reading "Quick Thoughts on Children"
This is part 2 of Clark’s series on anarchism. For the first part, head this way. Eventually anarchism must encounter the challenge of parenting. How does one be an anarchist while simultaneously exerting control over a child? The confusion here is really due to misconceptions. Primarily, anarchism is concerned with exerting the right kind of … Continue reading "The Anarchist Parent (Questions on Anarchism – Part 2)"
Note from Caleb: This is Clark’s first post. If you missed his intro, check here. Enjoy! Dear sirs, I am. G. K. Chesterton upon being asked what was wrong with the world. The argument for anarchism must deal with what, to Christian anarchism, is probably the biggest challenge to the system. That challenge is a … Continue reading "Questions on Anarchism – Part I"