Tag: Brian McLaren

Love To You All, Part II

Jim Fletcher 90x115by Jim Fletcher

It is Thursday, May 31, and I am taking time out of a very busy day (like you all have) to put down some thoughts. A recent piece I did here, “Love To You All,” garnered a good deal of response; it must have struck a chord, and it seems like many of us are having identical thoughts about our present circumstances.

I spent a chunk of the morning mediating two disputes between four Christian brothers and may I say (tipping my hat to Dr. McGee), both disputes are stupid. Unnecessary. Counter-productive.

And an attack of the enemy.

I am now, seven days a week, watching virtual chaos among friends and family. The friends and family, of course, include you, dear readers. It is almost to the point that it is all so common that all I can do is pull up a chair and open a box of Cracker Jacks and take it all in, like some weird foreign film.

The Cross Is Barbarity & A Slaughterhouse Religion – So Says Emerging Church Leaders

Roger Oakland 90x115by Roger Oakland

In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace. (Ephesians 1:7)

For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. (II Corinthians 5:21)

The heart and core of the Christian faith is based upon Jesus Christ’s shed blood at Calvary as the only acceptable substitutionary atonement for mankind’s sins. The Gospel message requires this foundation. The Bible says the wages of sin is death—thus every person alive should receive the penalty of spiritual death because none of us is without sin, since we are born with our sin nature intact. Satan hates the Gospel message. He understands what the Gospel means, and his agenda is to deceive mankind from understanding and believing so they can suffer eternally with him. While Scripture is very clear about the necessity of Christ’s death in order for us to be saved, some believe this would make God a blood-thirsty barbarian. Embedded within the structure of the emerging church is just such a belief.