Pilate and the modern Christian (Mondays with MacDonald)

“Pilate asked him, ‘What is truth?’” — John 18:38a Pilate thereupon—as would most Christians nowadays, instead of setting about being true—requests a definition of truth, a presentation to his intellect in set terms of what the word ‘truth’ means; but instantly, whether confident of the uselessness of the inquiry, or intending to resume it when […]

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Cheating the system with Jesus is not justice

I usually like Coffee with Jesus, but this time… via Radio Free Babylon on Facebook In a way I do like this one because it flatly exposes the chicanery involved with the kind of Atonement so popular in Evangelical circles these days–although seemingly without realizing it. Sadly, it appears Kevin and Jesus haven’t read their […]

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

Infinite power — but not infinite love? (Mondays with MacDonald)

There are, or there used to be when I was a boy, [those] who, in their reverence for the name of the Most High, would have shown horror at the idea that he could not do anything or everything in a moment as it pleased him, but would not have been shocked at all at […]

Monday, December 10th, 2012

“He could not do it without us”: synergistic atonement — Mondays with MacDonald

“Then again, as the power that brings about a making-up for any wrong done by man to man, I believe in the atonement.”

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Sharing in the divine nature through prayer — Mondays with MacDonald

God is ever seeking to lift us up into the sharing of his divine nature; God’s kings, such men, namely, as with Jesus have borne witness to the truth, share his glory even on the throne of the Father. See the grandeur of the creative love of the Holy! nothing less will serve it than […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Behavior must trump doctrine (Mondays with MacDonald)

The old race of the Pharisees is by no means extinct; they were St Paul’s great trouble, and are yet to be found in every religious community under the sun.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Mondays with MacDonald (cf. Tony Jones’ challenge)

Please understand: far be it from me to throw George MacDonald’s hat into the ring of progressive bibliobloggers, although his theology is often considered “liberal” by stalwart conservatives. Rather, let his words below in my own “handwriting” serve as my contribution to Tony Jones’ challenge to “write one post about God.” In this case, MacDonald […]

Monday, August 13th, 2012