Tag Sin

Philippians 3:1-2 Devotional

Philippians 3:1-2. Further, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord! It is no trouble for me to write the same things to you again, and it is a safeguard...

Immodesty and Violence Against Women

Last year a friend of mine was asked by a male pastor to change, because her jeans were too tight. Yes, you read correctly. Her jeans were too tight. To...

Jesus' Resurrection and the Christian Life

Though the reference eludes me, C. S. Lewis once wrote, “A man can't always be defending the truth; there must be a time to feed on it.” In the past...

Brokenness: How We Reframe Sin

Pastors and service leaders often tell stories or make reference to a sporting event or news item to connect with the congregation. Recently, however, I have noticed these techniques give...

Was Jesus Really Tempted?

In the last post Graham began a series on Jesus' temptation in Matthew. In it, he claimed that "Jesus was truly tempted, because the task set before him was overwhelmingly...

How Aronofsky's Noah Misrepresents God, Man, and Sin

As the dust settles around Noah and Christian audiences set their gaze (or crosshairs) on Son of God I thought I would throw some brief and no doubt far from...

The Futility of Fighting Sin with Sin

I think I may have started to find narrative more persuasive and more compelling than propositions (that's quite a step for me). Again I have been thinking about Tolkien's Lord...

Out of the Silent Planet: Modernism and Malacandra

  “To you I may seem a vulgar robber, but I bear on my shoulders the destiny of the human race. Your tribal life with its stone-age weapons and beehive...

The Ghost, the Lizard, and the Angel

I saw coming towards us a Ghost who carried something on his shoulder. Like all the Ghosts, he was unsubstantial, but they differed from one another as smokes differ. Some...