Posts tagged love
Some Brief, Disconnected Thoughts On Our National Panic Attack

I doubt I have many Trump readers on my blog. And it’s hard to talk about fear while simultaneously feeling fear of the fearmonger. But, as much for myself as it is for you, today I think we need to remember: perfect love casts out fear. Fear and love are not things that can co-exist, whether it be in a relationship or in national politics. These things are fundamentally incompatible and if we are a country – or a church – that is operating on fear, we are fundamentally not operating on love.

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Is the Church About Love? Or Is It About Doctrine?

And we have failed so miserably at this, Church, because we have swung so far into rigid, Sola Scriptura defense that we’ve forgotten what it’s like to live in the real world. We’ve forgotten what it means to simply be with another person in their suffering, to come alongside them. We think preaching “the truth in love” means we are doing something right if we alienate people or cause more pain. We find ways to baptize that pain, calling it conviction or God’s calling us back to righteousness.

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