As a middle class American girl growing up in rural Baptist churches, I learned that the Kingdom of God means heaven, and that heaven is like the gated communities we have here on earth (except even richer… and with endless church services).
This summer Jericho Books released Brian McLaren’s newest book, We Make the Road by Walking. Red Letter Christians was glad to catch up with Brian during his book tour to hear more about the project and how it’s been received.
Many Christians no longer believe it’s possible to speak about homosexuality without drawing battle lines.Yet there is a better way. I’ve seen it.
“When I was in prison,” Jesus said in Matthew 25, “you visited me.” We find Jesus in prison because prison is where Jesus has established residence here on Earth. We don’t visit to take Jesus to inmates. We follow Jesus into the hell of America’s prison because this is the way God has revealed for us to receive the gift of resurrection life.
Anyone who has been paying attention knows that Christianity is in decline in the western world by all accounts.
Last night I was reading a book by a young woman who moved to Africa as a teenager. Her story stirred up a lot of feelings, both positive and negative, for me.
Isn’t it funny that many of the missions and ministry organizations standing against injustice perpetuate it within their own organizations?