It’s Not Just About Me & Jesus

The problem with the me and Jesus Gospel is that it is all about me – it is about Jesus – but my Jesus. It’s about my personal experience with Jesus. It is about my going to heaven when I die. It’s about you – only in that it is about your personal relationship with Jesus and you going to heaven when you die. It’s about me living in a way that honor’s Jesus, but it isn’t about me living in a way that loves my neighbor for my neighbor’s sake.

We say it’s all about Jesus. And while that is true — it’s not true usually in the way we mean it. There is an entire narrative of Scripture that is leading up to a whole new world. A new Kingdom full of new creations in Christ.  Read more

Exchanging Sin for Life

Sin mars the world. It makes life difficult. The good news is that Jesus came and broke the hold of sin and death. But when we create doctrine that it is only a spiritual reality that will eventually be experienced in heaven we allow sin to persist in our lives.

Christians have relegated “sin” to that which makes God angry or that which God forbids because it is unholy behavior. We are scared of it. We are angry when we see people breaking God’s rules. We think they are intentionally living against God and His ways. But what if there is another way to look at sin? Read more