Up until rather recently, prayer was a struggle for me. I had trouble believing that God heard my prayers. I often found it hard to motivate myself to pray – except in situations of extreme urgency or suffering. These days I find myself praying several times a day, often without really thinking about it. It […]Read more "How I Get Through the Day: My Ten Most Frequent Prayers"
One of my favorite names for God is “the Eternal Num-Num.” There’s a lot that I love about God included in this term. On one level, the meaning is pretty obvious: God is an eternal source of nourishment for us, a true “num-num” for the soul. “Taste and see that the Lord is […]Read more "The Eternal Num-Num"
About a year ago I came up with a list of the 10 worst doctrines in church history – the 10 beliefs that I feel have caused the most harm in the name of God, and have done the most damage to the reputation of God and the church. Briefly stated, the 10 doctrines […]Read more "“Our Mother in Heaven?”: Why God Needs to Be “She” as Well as “He”"
I’ve been hearing a lot about the “finished work” of Christ lately. Jesus took care of everything on the cross, a lot of Christians are saying. Because of this, we can rest in God’s love and know that everything is good, that we’re already reconciled to God, that there’s nothing more we need to […]Read more "“Not Everyone Who Says Lord, Lord”: Why Holiness Matters"