Elton John Preaches On Jesus, The Church, & Same-Sex Marriage

elton john (image via Yahoo) Elton John is one of the most iconic musicians of the past half century. The awards and accolades he's received are too numerous to recount here. But it seems we can now add to his long list of accomplishments the title of preacher. Speaking recently to Britain's Sky News, Elton John spoke of his fondness for Pope Francis before dropping this mini-sermon....
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This Week In Jesus – Volume 4

I normally do my summary of all things Jesus at the beginning of the week, but this week I'm going with the wrap-up approach. That way if something weighs heavy or hilariously on your heart, it'll be fresh on your mind to discuss with your pastor on Sunday. First up, be careful what you eat this weekend. You might just find yourself biting into Jesus. Or, you know, a smudge that looks nothing whatsoever like a person. But don't...
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Jesus Ordained Women And We Should Too

laying on of hands2 Since I’m always welcoming new people to the blog I sometimes like to revisit an old post or two that sparked a good conversation, but may have been missed by those who weren’t around when it was originally posted. In light of the controversy over Kate Kelly's excommunication from the Mormon Church and the ensuing conversation about the ordination of women, I thought...
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A Simple Faith?

4365700082_ff8cd7fa86_o(Vinoth Chandar - Creative Commons) It's no secret that there are deep divisions in the church today. The war over homosexuality gets a lot of attention, but battles rage over a whole host of other issues from abortion and healthcare to evolution and women in ministry. While there are certainly a plethora of factors at play in our skirmishes, I wonder if one of the root causes of...
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What’s So Christian About Christianity?

Screen Shot 2014-06-20 at 11.07.53 AM (H/T) The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates is famous for saying, "The unexamined life is not worth living." Those words have become something of a Philosophy 101 cliché since Socrates first uttered them centuries ago, but cliché or not they're as true today as they were in ancient Greece. And should be just as convicting. Particularly for those of us who call ourselves Christians. I worry...
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Artist Imagines Kim Kardashian As Jesus (And The Virgin Mary) In New Art Show

The depths of my disinterest in Kim Kardashian and her megalomaniac husband are infinite. Except for when Nasim Pedrad and Jay Pharaoh make fun of them on SNL cause it's hilarious. Of course, I realize that I am something of an exception in this matter as, inexplicably, there are millions of people who need to know everything Kim and Kanye are doing every minute of every day. So, maybe these images of Kim Kardashian as a religious...
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The Narrow Gate

gate(H/T) Remember the verse about the narrow gate? It comes at the very end of the Sermon on the Mount when Jesus says,
Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the road is easy that leads to destruction, and there are many who take it. For the gate is narrow and the road is hard that leads to life, and there are few who find...
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