Month: April 2016

You Can’t Be Christian If You’re Not Caring For The Poor

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmailPeople often falsely assume that the word Christian has a clear, singular, meaning but that’s not necessarily true. There’s “Christian,” which refers to a particular religion of over 41,000 different denominations or sects who disagree on what Christian means. Then there’s “Christian” which can refer to a nationalistic religion prevalent in America. And then there’s …

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Loving Yourself: The Biblical Command We Tend To Forget

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail Love yourself. It sounds kinda selfish and self-centered on the surface, I know. And if it were, it would surely be a most unattractive trait. I believe that Christianity is a religion about love– most notably, loving God and loving our neighbors. However, I think we’re too quick to forget to extend the same …

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The Disgusting Hypocrisy of the Anti-Trans Bathroom Movement

6K SharesShare6KTweetPinShare+1Reddit14Email So listen– I’ve been thinking about this whole movement to make peeing while trans illegal, and I have a few thoughts. The basic premise is this: Individuals who are transgender need to use the public restroom that corresponds to their actual gender (not their sex, which is different). They need to do this …

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Things I’d Do Differently, If I Could Do Seminary Over Again

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail I have finished the race. After spending 8 years in seminary between Gordon-Conwell and Fuller Theological Seminary, last Friday I successfully defended my dissertation in Pasadena. Coming back in the room after the committee deliberated, and then being called “Dr. Corey” for the first time, was an emotional experience for me. It was a …

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Please Stop Blaming Your Obnoxious Behavior On Jesus

ShareTweetPinShare+1RedditEmail When Jesus died on the cross, I believe he served as the ultimate scapegoat– exposing the evil within us by allowing us to pin it all on him. While being the scapegoat who shines a light on our own darkness was supposed to be a one-time-deal, 2000 years later I believe we’re still pinning a …

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