The beautiful and expansive Gospel leaves something out. Although immensely inclusive, it is also shockingly exclusive. Although expansive, there is no room in the Gospel for certain things.
As you speak with your child about Jesus, God’s Word, and their relationship with God, there are several biblical values that should frame your approach to this ongoing conversation.
The Apostle Thomas was famously known as a doubter - but who, in fact, was he? We can, perhaps, understand a little bit more about our own struggles with with belief by considering Thomas' story. The first of several parts.
I found this great definition of the work of a theologian over on Steve Holme's blog, Shored Fragments. It's worth a read and a ponder, especially in regards to the centrality of Christ's church in the work of theology. As a pastor, I have often wrestled with my (seemingly unneeded) work as a theologian. This was... Continue Reading →