‘And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kindly to everyone…’ – 2 Tim. 2:24 It’s been a long day for you. You’re exhausted, and want to reconnect with your friends, because authentic relationship renews you. Meeting them at a pub, perhaps, you ask a collective question: “How’ve you been?” Some individually, some in pairing… Continue reading Hope The Hopeless Haven’t Heard
Judas Iscariot is often typified as the quintessential “lost for good.” Here’s a question: Was Judas able to repent?
Some ask that in order to make a case that Judas was not beyond grace. I suggest trying to argue “beyond grace” is a false distinction, because no one is beyond it. And here’s the kicker: repentance was not the reason why Judas was lost.
People are assuming not just that we have a scarcity of resources, but that we cannot work enough to transform them. They also assume (or willingly forget) that government systems are not already in place for the Christian to take her faith and transform the world through it as a divinely-ordained framework for good.