God is a white man. Just consider the iconic “Creation of Adam” fresco in Michelangelo’s timeless Sistine Chapel ceiling. Take a look. See? There’s God, beard waving in the heavenly breeze, arm extended, creating Adam in his very white and very male image. But what if God isn’t white? What if he isn’t male? What if images like […]
Jesus you’re my … superhero?
Paul famously summarized his missionary strategy in 1 Corinthians 9:22 when he wrote: “I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” The strategy may have been definitive of Paul, but it certainly wasn’t original to Paul. After all, it was God the Son himself who […]
Youth pastors who wear cardigans and other obstacles to the Kingdom
A few months ago I critiqued the Christian Motorcyclists’ Association in “The Problem of Uncool Christianity“. My argument was straightforward: the CMA is ineffective as a missionary outreach to the biker community because of its uncool image. But I didn’t simply curse the darkness, for in my next article, “Cool Christians Riding on The Wildside” […]