The Supremacy of Love

The church at Corinth had a problem: they were divisive, and petty. They fought over issues like: who is the best preacher, what are we free to do as Christians, or how to perform one’s spiritual gift. That last issue, Paul spends three chapters (12-14) detailing the use and function of the gifts within theContinue reading “The Supremacy of Love”

Part2: COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights

By Nate Labadorf I wrote this article COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights over a month ago, but I think it deserves some follow through. The article was intended to push back against the caustic way Christians are insisting on “their rights” during the COVID19 epidemic. In the article, I work through the BJUContinue reading “Part2: COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights”

Rethinking My Christianity: More than just Politics

By Nate Labadorf I suppose this post starts with a simple admission: I didn’t intend my original post and my follow up post to cause the stir it did. The original intention of the post was to explain to my average of 20 readers why I have changed political/theological views over the past year. IContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: More than just Politics”

Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through

By Nate Labadorf I want to say, thank you for your response to my earlier post. I certainly have benefited from the feedback I’ve received. I felt it might be necessary to add a few points that may easy some tensions. First, why do I bring up segregation and racism so much? Do I thinkContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Follow Through”

Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year

Some people are probably wondering what happened to me. I used to be a super rightwing guy with a fundamentalist view of Scripture and life. Now, I lean center in my politics and only agree with fundamentalism in that there are narrow doctrinal positions that define Christianity. Why this change? This process has been goingContinue reading “Rethinking My Christianity: Why I’ve Changed in the Last Year”

A Biblical Theology of the Book of Amos

Amos came with a message from YHWH to the Northern Kingdom of Israel. He was not considered a formal prophet, or even in a prophetic school (7:14), but rather, he was a farmer from the southern tribes (1:1).  Even though he did not have formal training, his book still communicates the message of God inContinue reading “A Biblical Theology of the Book of Amos”

Between Can and Should: Church Singing and COVID19

Dr. Ian Malcolm: “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.” These words, first uttered as entertainment, contain a surprising amount of wisdom. We need to take time to think through the ethical implications before we act. Should We Sing? Governments are loosening restrictionsContinue reading “Between Can and Should: Church Singing and COVID19”

COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights

The COVID19 pandemic has opened the floodgates on the discussion of governmental control over its people. If you’ve had any contact with people on Facebook, you will quickly realize that conservative proportionate claim that the governments’ lock-down of the US economy is unconstitutional. The local, state, and federal governments do not have the right, accordingContinue reading “COVID19, BJU v. US, and Christian Rights”

Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 3

Royal Authenticity of Christ (NT) It is one thing to claim to be the King, it is another thing to prove it. In the Davidic Covenant There were two criteria for this king laid out (2 Sm 7:13). First, he would come from David’s line: “I will raise up your descendant after you, who willContinue reading “Christ As King: The Royal Supremacy of Christ Part 3”