Some Christians think that the life of Christian discipleship is a life of victorious Christian living in which we are content in all things. But what if Christian discipleship has room for the full range of human emotional responses to God including doubt, sadness, disappointment, and even anger?
This morning, I tweeted my old (2012) review of David Lamb’s book God Behaving Badly. The review includes an extensive critique of Lamb’s attempt to rationalize and baptize biblical violence. Not surprisingly, I received a pseudo-pious reply from some self-righteous fellow who actually had the temerity to begin with “Who are you, o man?”. Who are you, […]
There is a curious narcissism that infects popular piety today which would have it that you (or I) are (or am) somehow the fulcrum of God’s universe. It’s really all about you (or me). As the story goes, God created the universe just to be with you. Apparently God is like Dusty Springfield singing “I […]
For the last two thousand years the world has produced countless images of Jesus. The images run the gamut, from the pious to the provocative, the blessed to the blasphemous. But this summer while speaking at a camp retreat, I came across an image that was presumably aiming for pious and blessed, but which came […]