Why “Works Theology” Matters…

The title of this blog may have enticed you to click on it and read what kind of heresy I must be spreading. In evangelical circles, "Works theology" is a catch phrase for gaining your salvation through the things you do, instead of through faith in Christ alone. Let me assure you now I am … Continue reading Why “Works Theology” Matters…

When It Snows on Idols

I love living in Colorado! My favorite mornings are waking up to an unexpected snowfall when I go out on our glassed porch to read and write. Today, this is one of those mornings. It snowed last night up here on Palmer Divide, and my back yard, the neighbor's yards and all the way to … Continue reading When It Snows on Idols

Going the Second Mile…or, Carrying A Pack Makes You Sweat

My friend Thomas Thompson, Lead Pastor of Pulpit Rock Church in Colorado Springs, recently gave a message called "The Second Mile" (watch it here). As I listened to Thomas' crafted presentation of Matthew 5, it occurred to me how symbolic verse 41 is of current missional church efforts. As many of us attempt to take … Continue reading Going the Second Mile…or, Carrying A Pack Makes You Sweat