Tag: bible

My guide to become a recovering fundamentalist: Part 1

“Hi, I’m Ty, and I’m a recovering fundamentalist.” The men in the room laughed, and the lead pastor stated humorously, “No, its true, he is a recovering fundamentalist.” I grew up in what I’d call a community church, but in college and through most…

If you were God…

…How would you make yourself known? Would you even bother? Which would you chose? Creation: Make a perfect paradise for all to enjoy! (+) There are no struggles. It’s perfect. As God, you get to walk among the world without getting mad or frustrated…

God is not stupid

I understand the plight to focus on essentials and not have a hostile environment when it comes to theology or the deep questions of life. In these conversations I cannot help but sense an eerie feeling. Do we think God is stupid and or…

Why not Wednesday? Embrace constraints

Need means that which is essential. It is surprisingly small. In ministry you only need three things: Bible, People, A place to meet. That’s it. If necessity is the father of invention, then constraints is the mother of creativity. The little camps that do…

The Bible in a paragraph…

The Bible is a story about God revealing Himself to man through His relationship with Israel. This magnificent story of propositional truth gives us multiple perspectives from multiple authors in multiple points in history, all detailing the greatness of our God. The good book…

Book Review: The Pursuit of God by A.W. Tozer

Tozer’s book is incredibly technical and mysterious at the same time. He pushes you, hard, and asks very pointed questions about your belief in who God is. Often theology proper (the study of God Himself) is glossed over and assumed. Tozer implies throughout the…

Why Not Wednesday: God speaking

God speaking through a burning bush sounds good right now. Whispers from God are nice. The Balaam route? I’d say sounds crass. God speaking through angels is scary, uhmin and thumin weird. Jonah’s route, i’d like to pass. So the Bible I sit and…

Methods and Content and Needs (oh, my!)

There is a tension between methods, content, and needs. With tensions we often pit one against each other, or take the “both/and” approach. This pours into another tendency; using nebulous terms such as balance, equilibrium or compromise. Everyone defines balance differently. We love to…