Theology and sexuality
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Theology and sexuality

The report submitted by the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) synodical committee mandated to articulate a “Foundation-laying Biblical Theology of Human Sexuality” is generating robust and critical discussion. In context of this, particularly in relation to the LGBTQ community, I have heard two faults against the church. One, that the church consistently appears to be out…

The narcissistic church and our need for a Saviour
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The narcissistic church and our need for a Saviour

“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power” (1 Cor. 4:20). We’re seated at supper around chicken wings and garlic toast. I’m telling my family about Pastor Sonnel, a friend of mine from Sierra Leone who’s been leading revivals in eight remote villages. I tell them how he was…

A COVID Via Dolorosa
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A COVID Via Dolorosa

It is the forsakenness of it all. Long before that piercing cry,Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani,long before that God-forsakenness on the cross,Jesus is forsaken on the Via Dolorosa. Here on that road of sorrow,he is devastatingly alone. No one leading him out.No jeering crowds.No virus-carrying spittle.No bloodthirsty mobs.No mocking soldiers.No politicians inciting a riot.No one washing…

Blithe joviality & some occasional greatness
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Blithe joviality & some occasional greatness

The Happy Rant is a podcast that discusses Reformed celebrity pastors, books and pop culture in the style of a frothy, tabloid gossip show. Hosted by Ted Kluck (co-author with Kevin DeYoung of Why We’re Not Emergent, among other things), Ronnie Martin (former member of Christian electropop group Joy Electric), and Barnabas Piper (author, and…