In contrast with self-worship, authentic love of self is grounded in the transcendent love of God and the real understanding of identity His love conveys to us.
Tag: Jesus Christ
A conversation with Mauli Bonner, who with Tamu Smith, were the trailblazing force in establishing new monuments to Black pioneers arriving in Utah in 1847 – and whose work also points towards a vibrant path of racial healing in America today.
People tend to seek information that affirms what they already think. But prophets are called to a very different task. And whether prophetic teaching is subtle or direct, the public reception is often sadly predictable.
When someone speaks openly against core doctrine in our faith community, concerns that arise in response are often portrayed as being “contentious,” in a way that silences those who object.
So many other things seem to be failing to break through the mounting cultural warfare. Maybe it’s time to get back to basics and rediscover the power of finding the right question?
With great precision, a surgeon can miraculously repair a part of our body that is throbbing in pain. Could the same thing sometimes be needed for aching stories we carry around that simply aren’t true?
Despite lauding its own exquisite accuracy, there are many profound misrepresentations in the new series, which together paint a damning picture of not simply two deranged individuals, but of an entire faith community.
How the Church’s name correction has re-emphasized, deepened and focused its culture of Christ
Given the tsunami of afflictions being endured, I believe we can emphasize the centrality of consoling the wounded in our Christian ministry without neglecting the reality of sin and the need for repentance.
In Christ’s own words of explanation for His final dark days, there are profound symbolic teachings about the glorious resurrection and perfect judgment that will follow for all of us.
It’s often suggested that LGBT+ folks are being unfairly asked to surrender too much in the Church. While it’s a big ask, it’s nothing less than He asks from all of His followers.
Believers in Jesus know exactly what to do when we’ve been hurt by our own (sinful) actions— thanks to the practice of repentance. But when we are hurt by someone else’s actions, the pathway forward is far less clear.