Revealed: The Need for The Spirit

Friends, I have some tough words to speak today. I fought doing it, but I can’t keep them to myself, and I have to trust that being charitable doesn’t mean hiding from concerns. I’ve written about translations before. It’s a complicated topic. No translation is perfect. No translation really ever will be. There will always… Continue reading Revealed: The Need for The Spirit

The “Biblish” Bias

There’s a threat to the gospel, and I’m going to call it “Biblish.” It’s the concept that one’s own understanding of Scripture is the only understanding of Scripture, or even that it is God’s own view of Scripture. If you’ve not encountered this, congratulations and do everything you can to keep yourself unstained by it.… Continue reading The “Biblish” Bias

The Case of The Abandoning Parent

Read that title again. Not “abandoned.” Abandoning. In L.A. County, in fact in all surrounding counties as well, there is no shortage of strange and disparaging stories. The “baby in a dumpster” phenomenon might rightfully be considered the most depraved. But it is also a nationwide issue, and not isolated or sporadic in practice. A… Continue reading The Case of The Abandoning Parent

Romans 9-11: Beyond the Salvation Debate

500-year-old debates can be boring. And frankly, if a debate goes on for that long, one could be forgiven for wondering about the debate’s relevance. And yet, still to this day, millions of us Christians will debate whether or not salvation can be lost and/or regained. One of the key passages brought up in such… Continue reading Romans 9-11: Beyond the Salvation Debate