A Letter from the Shadow of the Gallows
Stitching Up the Wounds
How do we stir up a radical passion for God’s will and people in the world? Suffering and how we respond to it could be our answer.
Does God Learn New Things?
The Bible seems like it goes back and forth about whether or not God ever changes his mind about things. How do we make sense of this?
The Two Sides of a Gift
Spiritual gifts cause an unusual amount of tension in the church, whether it’s people clamoring for their talents to be recognized or those who are fearful of their misuse.
If We Could Go Back in Time…
God gives us an incredible, living resource with which to navigate life, but we have to discover what it is and allow ourselves to be changed in the process.
How to Befriend Our Rivals
God makes it very clear in scripture that there is one thing in us that spells the ruin of our relationship with him and other people.
Clouds of Passion and Misunderstanding
God wants the church to work together like a body, but we’re more like a body with cancer; we’re attacking ourselves…
The famous reformer Martin Luther and almost equally important reformer Huldreich Zwingli were contemporaries but most emphatically not friends.
Growing in the Desert
Jesus told his followers that with God, all things are possible, but do we actually believe that?
Who Inspires God’s Compassion?
The Bible clearly says that God loves people, but Jesus also walked away from a lot of people, so who does God reach out to and what inspires his merciful attention?
Getting Hammered Down by Life
Problems and suffering in life can sometimes feel relentless, so how do we endure when our trials and complications just don’t stop coming?