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Topic: “evangelicalism”

Short, interpretively challenging, or both

One of the more interesting aspects of my life right now is leading a small community group for our church. Or, well, not so small – though attendance varies week to week according to people’s life circumstances, we have close to 20 regulars. We’ve been working through what I originally called “The Epistles Less Traveled,” getting our heads and hearts around portions of the New Testament most believers just don’t spend much time on. Our journey so far has taken us on an interesting trip. Read on, intrepid explorer →

A Theology of Vocation

It has become increasingly apparent to me over the past three to five years that evangelicalism suffers from a serious deficit of careful thought to our theology of vocation. Though evangelicals pay lip service to the notion that every believer’s work is valuable in the sight of God, in practice we do not act as though this is true. We do not, deep down, seem to actually believe that working as a software engineer or an electrician or a clerk or a manager or a lawyer or even a doctor is really important and God-honoring. Or at least, not as much as doing ministry. Read on, intrepid explorer →

Partakers of the divine nature

I’m preparing for tomorrow night’s Bible study, and ran smack dab into this incredibly powerful phrase. I have quoted the phrase in context – where, frankly, I think it’s even more amazing than it would be standing alone – and bolded it so you’ll see what amazes me:

Read on, intrepid explorer →