There is always a remnant

For years and years I have held to what I have called a “remnant theology.” I haven’t voiced it well, and I know my version of it may not match up with other thoughts. There is always a remnant. While we chase numbers and bigness, that is never a true measure of the Kingdom ofContinue reading “There is always a remnant”

The grief I still feel

7 You deceived me, Lord, and I was deceived;    you overpowered me and prevailed.I am ridiculed all day long;    everyone mocks me.8 Whenever I speak, I cry out    proclaiming violence and destruction.So the word of the Lord has brought me    insult and reproach all day long.9 But if I say, “I will not mention his word    or speak anymore in his name,”his wordContinue reading “The grief I still feel”

Words I wrestle with in prayer

My daily reading has me walking through Jeremiah, which is frightening on a whole new level since January 6. In Jeremiah 14, Israel tries to get things back together. They have failed God miserably and rebelled horribly for hundreds of years. And like an addict that just needs another fix, they come home “repentant” swearingContinue reading “Words I wrestle with in prayer”

Leaving Babylon Part 4

This episode came from a lot of emotion because I had another conversation with another young minister who is leaving a conservative denomination because of the current partisan climate. The nice part of me wants to apologize for that, but I won’t. The closer we draw to the election, the more doubling down culturalized ChristiansContinue reading “Leaving Babylon Part 4”