“Secular” does not imply “sinful”; “sacred” does not imply “holy”

Firstly, some definitions: “Secular”: without overt religious affiliation “Sacred”: with overt religious affiliation While “Secular” and “Sacred” are opposites (antonyms), there often exists a grey area between “secular” and “sacred”, e.g. a Christian doing secular work. “Holy”: consistent with God’s standards “Sinful”: going against God’s standards What I’d like us all to better understand: Just … Continue reading “Secular” does not imply “sinful”; “sacred” does not imply “holy”

Autonomy vs Heteronomy; Questioning vs blindly obeying God

Context: http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/autonomy-vs-heteronomy-in-the-covenantal-relationship/ Great article showing how the practice of questioning God is in fact well supported by the Bible. Another story that comes to mind is that of Jacob wrestling with God, and apparently even winning (on some level). Genesis 32:22-32Common English Bible (CEB) Jacob wrestles with God 22 Jacob got up during the night, … Continue reading Autonomy vs Heteronomy; Questioning vs blindly obeying God

How Tom Wright is Saving Evangelicalism

A must-read by every Christian who cares about what Jesus’ death on the cross really means. https://derekvreeland.com/2017/03/tom-wright-saving-evangelicalism/ Followed by this for a summary: https://derekvreeland.com/2017/03/n-t-wright-revolutionary-cross-week-1/ Or just go straight to the book by N T Wright: https://www.amazon.com/Day-Revolution-Began-Reconsidering-Crucifixion/dp/0062334387/ Continue reading How Tom Wright is Saving Evangelicalism