Archives by Tag 'Christianity'

Cover Song or Original?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2011

It occurred to me that our walk with God is a lot like an improvisational Jam session.    God calls us to some form of obedience, and we respond according to our particular personality, courage and faith. Sometimes we do something exactly like he is calling us to.   Sometimes we only take a half step instead […]

Will Jon Jones humility fail him?

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, March 25, 2011

I have enjoyed the rise of Jon Bones Jones in the MMA world.. I think I have watched every one of his UFC fights. The doubters have been loud, but the doubters have always been wrong.. Now he sits as the UFC light heavyweight champ, and the doubters have moved their doubts from his fighting […]

Where do the Parenthesis go?

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that many Christians blindly support the secular state of Israel, and that this position ignores quite a bit of scripture. The obvious retort is to go to Genesis 12:3 and point out that God’s Promise says “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” […]

It’s okay to die.

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 14, 2011

We had a pretty fun discussion last night at SNT. On short notice, in an rather unorganized fashion, I taught about the human condition, Judgment, and Christ’s redemption.  (Audio might be posted shortly) I discussed the concept behind Robin Hanson’s Homo-Hypocritus theory .  Although Mr. Hanson teaches it from an evolutionary perspective, I have taught […]

Neglect of the Corporate.

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, January 28, 2011

Westerners are individualists.  American evangelical Christianity melds western individuality into the Christian faith.  I believe that this does have some dire consequences. Americans really want to believe that every individual is responsible for his or her own destiny. This is a delusion to a certain degree. People’s behavior is nearly always a reaction to circumstances.  […]

The River of Sin.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The past couple weeks, my wife and I have been taking a Foster Parenting Class, and I learned a ton. The state’s adoption worker came in and said as far as the courts seem to be concerned nearly all foster children are “special needs” -to one degree or another.   They have all been through painful […]

Hell, Yes??

By jreighley - Last updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011

One of the most common arguments I hear from non-Christians runs something like this: “How could an all loving God send people to hell?  They burn for eternity?  It seems like the punishment doesn’t fit the crime.” Now, there are all kinds of approaches to answering this question — but I think an effective one, […]

Driscoll, and Harris and Chan, oh my.

By jreighley - Last updated: Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hot topic on the web was the intense Cross examination Francis Chan got from Mark Driscoll and Josh Harris at the together for the Gospel coalition..  You can watch the discussion here. My friend @BlendahTom was “disturbed” by it.   I was not.  Here is why. First, Driscoll and Harris where asking questions.  Very good questions.  […]