The Good ISIS Member

If you are at all familiar with what I’ve written on this blog, or if you are familiar with my take on the Christian life, then you will know that I think it is a pretty big deal that we (Christians) should be peacemakers. We should be a people who are committed to bringing God’s kingdom to earth as it is in heaven, and that kingdom is a kingdom of peace. Now I think (that Jesus thinks) a big part of this is loving all people, and that “all people” even includes our enemies. When I talk about this I will often get two objections: Continue reading The Good ISIS Member

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The King That Refused to be King

It’s an election year here in America and this means that there are political adds, political debates, political opinions, and political everything. I’m originally from Iowa and that is where the first caucus takes place, so I would get more than enough politics in a year. Continue reading The King That Refused to be King

A Kingdom Like a Mustard Seed

Jesus was an interesting guy. He went around saying a lot of things, and often times they were in strange stories called parables. I have heard people call these parables “earthly stories with heavenly truth.”

I don’t necessarily disagree with this concept, but I think we are missing the bigger picture within Jesus’ use of parables. Continue reading A Kingdom Like a Mustard Seed