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The Mystic Insights of Paul

How altar calls and sinners' prayers miss the mark when it comes to understanding Paul's contemplative awareness of Christ-centered enlightenment.

December 10, 2018

Paul’s Alter Ego: Wretched-Man

There are times when sin and death seem all-powerful. But in the final reckoning, love and life are always, always more powerful still.

November 20, 2018

Augustine, Paul, Original Sin, and You

Jesus didn't reference it. Paul only touches upon it once in an allegory. So how did original sin become a foundational doctrine of Western Christianity?

November 7, 2018

Reclaiming the Storytelling Genius of Paul

For far too long, Romans 1 has been used to attack anyone Christian fundamentalists just don't like: atheists, gays, and followers of other religions. I'm calling it what it is: bad exegesis and a distortion of Paul's real narrative.

October 29, 2018

The Iconoclast, The Dreamer, The Slave

Before we can truly understand Paul's letter to the Romans, we need to understand Paul. And he was a character far more colorful, far more subtle than most people realize.

October 16, 2018

Love & Hate, War & Peace

The mixed legacy of Paul of Tarsus and what we can do to fall in love with his stories once again.

October 6, 2018

5 Things Everyone Forgets About Doing Church According to the Apostle Paul

Given how many books, sermons, podcasts, and blog posts have been written about how to "do" church, it's curious how easily we forget some pretty basic stuff smack dab in the heart of Paul's epistles.

May 23, 2016

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