From Atonement to At-One-Ment

You may be familiar with the word Atonement. Traditionally, Atonement is commonly understood as substitutionary atonement, a theological theory that Jesus suffered crucifixion as a substitute for human sin, satisfying God's just wrath against man's transgression due to Christ's infinite…

The Power of Money

In considering different things to moving away from and moving toward during Lent, I read Matthew 6 with a few friends this week. The wisdom of Jesus is sobering: “No one can be loyal to two masters. He is bound…

What is Mercy…Really?

“Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy.” (Matt 5:7) What is mercy? There is often talk of the grace of God, but what is the mercy of God? Mercy in Greek language is eleēmōn – showing kindness or…

Are You Content?

We are suffering from an epidemic of discontent. What we don’t have, aren’t experiencing, can’t achieve often dominates our thought life. “If only…” or “When _______ happens then…” For some reason it seems easier to focus on what isn’t happening,…