A while back, I asked my daughter about the Garden of Eden. She’s only 10, but she’s heard that story many times. And I wanted to see what she’d understood from the story. She got the “sin” and “consequences” part just fine. But when I pressed a bit further, things didn’t exactly go as expected.
We have been talking about believing in God, and although it is not explicitly stated in John 3:16 (our primary text), we do need to be able to define and explain sin. The challenge, of course, in this culture is to find a way to do so, firmly and biblically, and yet without our listeners…Continue reading How to Talk about Sin without Religious Language
There’s power in what you don’t say. “Did you have a good time last night,” mom asked as I sat down for breakfast. “Sure,” I said, shrugging my shoulders slightly. “So, what did you do?” “Oh, I hung out at Pete’s house for a while,” I said, hesitating slightly. “And we watched a movie.” Mom…Continue reading What’s Wrong with our Gospel? There’s Power in What You Don’t Say