Because of the immense burden of two millennia of church history, it's hard to picture Paul as a freedom fighter speaking truth to power. But he was far more of a radical than many give him credit for. In this final essay on Romans, discover how he tweaked the noses of pretty much everybody in the quest for peace, love, and harmony.
January 12, 2020
If listicles had been a thing in the 1st century, we might have gotten this one in our holy book.
May 12, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
The mixed legacy of Paul of Tarsus and what we can do to fall in love with his stories once again.
October 6, 2018
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