Why This Matters

Studies show most American Christians have been discipled into a form of Christian Nationalism. I believe this discipleship has occurred at the intersection of cultural norms, media consumption, and…

Is this a conspiracy theory?

Recognition is half the battle. The dictionary defines conspiracy as a “secret plan by a group to do something unlawful”. Do conspiracies exist? Absolutely. The priests who crucified Jesus bought off the soldiers at his tomb; they spun a false narrative as an attempt to discredit…

Asking myself, what would I be doing in 1863?

“Would the way I read my Bible in 2020 lead me to oppose & work to abolish American Slavery if I were alive in 1863?”

Why ask this question? It admits reading the Bible doesn’t mean I’m obeying Jesus. For example, white Christians before & during the Civil War defended owning human beings with Bible verses. Most importantly, the question…

Being Christian Before Being American

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, German Theologian & Pastor

Photo credit: bpk Bildagentur / Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin / Art Resource, NY. Illustration by Jessamyn Rubio

About Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) was a German pastor during World War II. He founded the Confessing Church, & resisted National Socialism’s religious policies. Bonhoeffer was executed for treasonous activity by the Third Reich a month before war ended.

Facing the worst in ourselves with the grace of God

Jesus offers freedom, and the faith to believe it’s possible.

Jesus never used shame to bring people home.

Shame is a pervasive sense of unworthiness, even self-hatred. But Jesus never once used someone’s shame to bring them home, even the tyrant tax collector…

A Word to the Class of 2020

Jared Stacy

PhD Candidate • University of Aberdeen • Applied Theology • Pastor • Writer

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