Christian Universalism

"And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself."     -John 12:32 There's a buzzing question that everyone has in the Christian circle. Will your loved ones go to heaven and if you were to die today, where would your soul be? When thinking about such questions, … Continue reading Christian Universalism

God Our Mother

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!     -Matthew 23:37 It's quite interesting to imagine God as a mother. On any … Continue reading God Our Mother

The Death of God

"Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insult him and spit on him;they will flog him and kill him. On the … Continue reading The Death of God

The Wild Goose

The Wild Goose is a long forgotten symbol of Celtic Christianity. The Wild Goose is a term used to describe the Holy Spirit. I know it's wild, no pun intended, to think of the Holy Spirit as a Goose. In the Christian Bible, the Holy Spirit is described as a dove. Why would the Celtic … Continue reading The Wild Goose

Hell

Have you ever sat in a single moment and thought about eternity? What did that look like for you? Maybe you imagine reincarnation. Maybe you think that there's nothing after death. Maybe you think those who do wrong will suffer and those who do good will be in eternal bliss. Maybe you believe in an … Continue reading Hell

Christmas

For many people across the world, Christmas is the most loved holiday of the year. When you walk into a mall you can hear the bliss of holiday music and you can see the trees and lights. Many places have Santa sitting on a thrown of red, surrounded by elves, and each Santa ready for … Continue reading Christmas

The Good Samaritan: a Deconstructed Parable

Have you ever felt compassion for someone? Have you ever experienced hope from someone you would have never thought could give? Have you ever felt love from someone you call "enemy"? I think it's safe to say that we have all experienced these situations at least once in our life. You may be asking, "what … Continue reading The Good Samaritan: a Deconstructed Parable

The Social Gospel

Social justice shouldn't be a political issue. Human rights shouldn't be a left or right wing issue. Seeking equality shouldn't be labeled as a progressive liberal idea. If this alarms you, it's prophetic words are doing it's job. The Social Gospel is a movement that began in the United States around 1870. The movement was the … Continue reading The Social Gospel

Modernism V. Postmodernism in light of Pentecostalism

Pentecostalism is one of the fastest growing denominations in Christianity. It has many thoughts, ideas, philosophies, theologies, and even denominations within itself. Of the many philosophies that impact the church, two can be narrowed down as the most influential: modernism and postmodernism. Modernism predates postmodernism, but both seem to be evident in today’s Pentecostal movement. … Continue reading Modernism V. Postmodernism in light of Pentecostalism