Feeling Unlovable? Struggling with Low Self-Esteem? That's Where the Christmas Story Comes In...
If Jesus Ran for Office and Debated with a Pharisee
It can be tempting to pretend to be somebody we’re not.
And it can be tempting to think that who or what we are is not all that great.
I think this temptation seductively calls to all of us, and I think the story of Christmas provides the necessary antidote to such toxicity.
Why it CAN'T Be "All About the Bible"
Imagine it's Galilee, the year is 32 AD, and Jesus decides to run for office--for the position of County Synagogue Leader. It's the final week before the vote and Jesus faces up one last time in a debate against his opponent, Phil.
Here's how their back-and-forth might've gone...
The other day we had a first time visitor at Sojourn who beelined to me after the service and immediately asked, “what version of the Bible do you use?”
This was my first clue that perhaps our church was not going to be a great fit for her.