This is why Jemar Tisby’s lecture is important for me, for this institution, and for the church as a whole: it’s time to de-center our whiteness. It’s time to heed voices like Jemar’s that have been speaking to us all along, even when we weren’t listening.
The enneagram can also help you understand the people in your life, giving you a glimpse of what life looks like from a (sometimes very) different perspective.
Over the last five years, I’ve learned many things at the Super Bowl…and none of them were about the game. Many things, I wish I didn’t know; truths of the kind that, once you know them, change you forever.
While God’s name is invoked and Jesus’s sacrifice praised in the face of one of the most pointed examples of mortality in sport, worship itself appears to be given to NASCAR and the cultural praise located in American identity.
While Reformed Christians believe that God is in all things—and that service in all spheres of life is service to the Creator of all—what happens if one sphere expands its reach at the expense of another? What if it turns out that young people are serving Sport as an idol to the detriment of worship of the true God?
We serve a God who points us to an abundant life. And maybe that’s not a safe life, or a comfortable life, or a life that makes no demands on us. But if we have learned anything from Scripture, it’s that this God loves to hide the good news of that abundant life in the face of a stranger.