Category Archives: hamartiology (sin)

Deliver Us From Deliverance: Magic Wands and Maturity

When I came home the other day, I found a card stuck in my door from a local church. The church was advertising a deliverance prayer meeting. I kind of smirked. Not that I didn’t appreciate the intent behind the … Continue reading

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The Shame of Shame: Wielding the Sword of Defense

Shame. What comes to your mind when mentioning that word? It’s a word that needs no definition for all of us have experienced it in varying degrees. Inadequacies, deficiencies, past and present failures…all bring that curtain of shame down on … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil: Why We Need a Good Theology of Bad

Sadness. Grief. Shock. Horror. Questioning…lots of questioning regarding this recent tragedy that has severely impacted the lives of 26 families who must cope of the aftermath of loss and unspeakable violence. Sheer evil, actually. Even countless more are impacted: the … Continue reading

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More Conundrums: Homosexuality and the Church

Well, here’s a touchy subject and one that I think the church has not handled particularly well nor have individual Christians handled well in the public sphere. In fact, I’d say the treatment of this particular subject has been handled … Continue reading

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Sin and Brokenness

The past couple of days I’ve been in off and on discussions over this post here by Kevin DeYoung.  He takes issue with the word brokenness citing an overuse that leads to an undermining of sin. Specifically he says But … Continue reading

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