Will there be Jews, or Muslims, or Hindus in heaven? Few questions are as thorny or as interesting. Adam Hamilton shares some thoughts on the subject.
There are few places is the divide between the “liberal” and “conservative” Christian faith more evident than how each side understands the person of Jesus and what it means to be his disciples.
This was the next great schism in the modern Christian Church, and though it started in the Protestant churches, it crossed into the Roman Catholic Church as well.
God grants us freedom to rebel against his original design, yet even as we do so, we end up ironically serving his eventual goal of restoration.
When Jesus said, “unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven,” what did he mean?
In all my years of ministry, it might be one of the hardest conversations that I’ve ever had with someone. Walking up the stairs of this house for the first and only time, the smell and the screaming were something terrible. I felt as if I had been transported into the middle of the film “The Exorcist”.
Jesus reestablished the original link between the seen and unseen worlds and revealed a newly intimate side to God and his point of view.
Why doesn’t God intervene to rectify various earthly dilemmas? Philip Yancey presents a thought-provoking image of God’s perspective as a partial answer to that question.
What you do and how you live are absolutely vital. Without action and fruit, all the theology in the world has little meaning. But what you believe determines how you act.
Jesus’ solidarity with the “the least of these” plants him among the prophets (Matthew 25: 40). Jeremiah and Isaiah say the measure of a society is how it treats its least powerful. Jesus entered into commonality with the poor, oppressed and suffering.