By Osvaldo and Kristen Padilla It has been the suggestion of a number of Protestant denominations that the matter of LGBTQ can be separated from the basics of the gospel. That is, that one can be affirming of homosexual unions (please note the clarification about this at the bottom) but this need not affect the … Continue reading Homosexuality and the Love of God: A response to Jen Hatmaker and Katelyn Beaty
"Behold, the dwelling place is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning nor crying nor pain anymore, for the former … Continue reading No More Graves
This past weekend was one of those tough parenting moments. As an aside, I am thankful for those friends who debunked the myth early on that it’s only the 2s that are “terrible” or else I would be completely unprepared for the 4s! Our son Philip threw the tantrum of the year. We had never … Continue reading Chipped fingernail paint and the gospel
There is a clock in the center of Cambridge, England. Actually there are as many clocks in Cambridge as there are churches in Birmingham, Alabama (where I am from). But the clock I am referring to is a special and unusual clock. The Corpus Clock draws the attention of visitors and residents alike. For one, … Continue reading My unexpected sabbatical: A look back at Cambridge
He opened his arms of love upon the cross And made for all the perfect sacrifice of sin. It was my first brush with real hatred. We had stopped at an international supermarket to pick up some plantains on the other side of Cambridge. Osvaldo had gone into the store to pay while … Continue reading What is the love that we Christians have to offer to the world?
(For the Introduction, read it here.) Does what you say matter? Are your words of value or importance? I'd like you to think about this. Can we ascribe any weight to words or the people behind the words? I would like to think so! Otherwise I have no reason to talk or … Continue reading Should we critique where there is heresy?
The morning started out hopeful. It was our 2nd Sunday to be in Cambridge, England and we could hear the bells of a nearby church ringing from our 3rd floor bedroom alerting us that the worship service was about to begin. We left our home to walk two blocks over to the parish church. Once at the … Continue reading An Intro: Should we critique where there is heresy?