That which I saw and that which was were interchangeable.
But then, one day, I learned that at a young age I had been given glasses.
This was an unsettling development.”
I’m writing for Deeper Church today about politics, and how Christian eschatology should reshape our approach to the powers of this age.
Every day – on the TV, on Facebook and Twitter, at home and at work, online and at the dinner table – we hear a constant refrain: this is the most important election of our lives!
Never-mind that we’ve been told that during the lead up to every election I can remember, this time it’s true. If the other side wins, unspeakable events will come to pass, and all we hold dear will be forfeit.
Now, politics matter, and there are certainly differences between the candidates that are worth serious thought before we vote.
However, Christian eschatology, if it means anything to us, has to mean we approach such things in a way different than the world.
You can read the rest here.
There have been some exciting changes at Deeper Story recently, including a new design and its expansion into three unique channels – Deeper Story, Deeper Family, and Deeper Church. I decided it would be the best fit for me to join the team at Deeper Church.
For my first post on this new channel I decided to write about The Beauty of Orthodoxy, partly inspired by all the Hauerwas I’ve been reading lately. Below is an excerpt, and you can read the rest here.
“I find theological orthodoxy to be profoundly beautiful.
Those are not, perhaps, the first words that comes to mind for many of us when we hear the word “orthodoxy.”
Orthodoxy has often been characterized as dry and stale, stuffy old men repressing new and creative thinking. But in fact, it is nothing of the sort, although it has taken me time to appreciate that. Quite a bit longer than it should have I’m sure.
Orthodoxy, true Christian orthodoxy, could never be dry – even less could it be a power play or weapon of rhetoric, though it often has been twisted to such purposes.”