Weird Christians

By September 25, 2013 Blog

– following someone who tells us  it’ll be hard and feel like death – repeatedly giving chances to folks who let us down – moving somewhere scary and dangerous to talk to people about a God they don’t want – staying somewhere because you love Jesus: even though you’d be happier somewhere else – inviting strangers into your house and trying to get to the same answers from the same    book – giving to people who can’t say thank-you …Read More

Death To ‘Nice’

By May 13, 2012 Blog, identity

I’m struck by the absence of ‘nice’ people in the Bible. You’d think it’d be a hot-bed of pulsating sweetness.  An endless procession of sugary tea and apple-checked old ladies.  That’s what Christianity is all about, right?  Benevolence and good intentions. But when I read about the heroes of faith, that’s not what I see. They’re  passionate and godly and brave and kind.  They’re excited and despairing and hopeful and a million other things besides. But ‘nice?’ – No. ‘Nice’ is …Read More