The kinds of stories we tell about ourselves matter, and the story patterns that control and direct our lives are powerful forces.
How does your identity shape who you are and how you interact with others?
The Bible is filled with a tapestry of rich imagery, deep doctrine, and sweeping drama, and, ideally, all of these things weave together to drive us to live a vibrant faith which joyfully embraces the freedom that comes from living as sinners saved by grace and called to thanksgiving. However, I believe we sometimes fail to examine the power of imagery in shaping our understanding of what it is to actually live out our response to the Gospel.
The United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit handed down an opinion in favor of Dordt College and Cornerstone University and their objection to the so-called “contraceptive mandate” in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The process, which began over three years ago, seems to be at some resolution as far as the schools are concerned.
On all levels I have been able to witness some great performances and have seen the enjoyment that players receive by working with others on a team. The outcomes of these games require the participants to understand the importance of reacting appropriately to both winning and losing.
In an era when sports and participation in so-called "fantasy" sports are more popular than ever, Christians often fail to consider that sports, fandom, and fantasy sports can tell us a lot about our society and culture.