Cost of following Jesus

In this life, there might be people who sacrificed the possibility of a romantic relationship because that attractive guy or girl demanded too much of their time, money and attention. They were not ready to sacrifice their relationship with God. There might be people who lost jobs and business opportunities for moral reasons. They didn’t …

Total devotion–in the monastery and the workplace

Can we be totally devoted Christians without hiding away in monastery or convent?  How do we do it in the marketplace without being beaten down for our faith? Under Emperor Constantine in the Roman Empire, by imperial decree, everyone was baptized as an infant and understood to be a Christian.  To become a Christian was …

The Mushy Middle series: on theology and discipleship

... a series of posts on politics, church life, culture, theology-discipleship, and ministry It seems that it’s not only the mushy middle in politics, church life, and culture, that are being pushed out, but also the mushy middle in theology.  It used to be that generations of Christians stuck with the church/denomination of their parents.  …