Paul is telling us as plainly as he knows how that being a Christian does not ask anything of us, because God has already demanded everything of Christ. There is no way we need to act, no things we need to do, no commitment we need to live up to. Why not?
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"Shut up, ho, and get off the stage." "What I would pay for someone to shut the power off and shut her up."
This is how Christians talk.
Sometimes, we encounter something senseless, and we don’t know what to do, or how to feel--like the 'big' and 'small' events of life. What happened yesterday was singular and unique and troubling and spirit-raising and confusing. But maybe every day is singular. And unique. And troubling. And spirit-raising. And confusing.
How can churches and Christian leaders be better at actually enacting servant leadership rather than hierarchical, top-down leadership?
Creation is the ultimate act of divine revelation. And that revelation requires both the ‘natural’ world and the products of human culture. Humans are not (just) the audience to whom God is revealed, we are part of the very picture of revelation itself. Humans are necessarily and essentially part of the created realm.
Sometimes (most times?), especially when we’re thinking of God, our lives seem to be in a bad place.