Tag Archives: Romans

Participial Christianity

Somewhere along the line we picked up the notion that God is best understood in etherial, unemotional terms. This notion is, frankly, stupid and even the grammar of the bible tells us so. Continue reading

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A Habit I Can’t Break

What do we do in our life when we have a habit which breaks us? Paul spends some time on this and though his response is complex, our 12-Step friends would recognize it easily. Continue reading

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The Melody of Our Life

We’ve been taught that this passage is about not letting our body be used for “immorality.” This misses one translation nuance that changes the whole thing into a discussion about the melody of our life and how we use it. Continue reading

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United With Him

Spiritual life and growth leads us deeper into what theologians call “union with God.” How is that supposed to work and does it mean anything for my life today. Continue reading

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Sarx Mind, Pneuma Mind

A common rant of Church-y authors is about how “Spirit Good, Flesh Bad” as if what was at stake was materiality itself. What Paul is getting at however is two different worldviews, two ways of thinking about life. Continue reading

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Taking Each Other to Ourselves

The topic of ‘being welcoming’ is a big deal in the church these days but the Greek doesn’t mean that, it means ‘to take them to (and into) yourself’ Continue reading

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