gospel & culture Category

The Great Reversal

The message of Easter is that we all need liberation from the cave of sin and death. That rescue has been effected in the victory of Christ over death.

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The importance of idleness

It turns out that idleness is central to creative work. Perhaps I should put it differently. Incubation is central to creative work. And by incubation, I mean a period of time in which you spend your energy on an unrelated and undemanding task. It could be taking a walk, doing some laundry, working in the […]

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The Brightness of Grace

The Brightness of Grace Romans 5:6-8 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in […]

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You are dust

Prayer before the Imposition of the Ashes Gracious God, You created us out of the dust of the earth and breathed into us the breath of life.By Your hand we live and to Your hands we return when all our days are done.Grant that the awareness of our mortality may lead us not to fear, but to faith.In our […]

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Meet the real and deadly enemy of effective gospel witness in our culture

Christians who want to meaningfully address their diverse communities are going to have to address white Christian nationalism “I’ve met the enemy and it is us.” I had to write an essay on that quote when I was in high school. I have no idea what I said, but the quote strikes me as timely […]

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