Month: August 2021

Mars Hill and God’s Culture Gambit: Why Christianity Losing Cultural Influence Isn’t All Bad

A few months ago, I introduced a concept I refer to as God’s Culture Gambit. If you have time, I’d encourage you to reread the post and think about Jesus’ words I quote. The summary is that I believe God is intentionally sacrificing the Church’s influence in culture and politics. Today I’ll speculate on two …

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Looking For Our Keys Where They Can’t Be: An Invitation To The Skeptic

One of my favorite scenes in the Dark Knight is when The Joker introduces himself to the mob – the I’m going to make this pencil disappear scene. The Joker tells the mob that their issues are because of Batman, and he offers himself for hire to kill Batman for half of their massive fortune. …

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Greater Than Knowledge: The Peace Of A Conquering King

At times I feel that we have “Sunday schooled” Christianity – sunshine and rainbows where everything is good and Jesus magically solves all of our problems. While Jesus has come to bring us abundant new life, this reality is incomplete. In this world, the end isn’t always happy. In this world, terrible things still happen. …

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The Danger of Knowledge: Speculating On Why God Hasn’t Revealed More To Us

Have you seen Will Ferrell’s movie Stranger Than Fiction? I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t. Far different from the standard Will Ferrell movie like Anchorman, Talledega Nights, or Step Brothers, this movie is at least semi-serious. In it, Will Ferrell plays an IRS worker who begins to hear a strange voice narrate his life, …

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