How often do we still make our God an easy god? We can manipulate the theology of calling and vocation to make it a rubber stamp on our ambitions. We can cheapen grace until the very concept of sin seems old-fashioned.
Today, God speaks to us in many and various ways: through prayer and worship, through theology and study, through the voices of Christians, through the world. And we would be foolish to ignore any of these good voices.
Repentance is acknowledging that, like Israel, we are not actually very good at all-of-life discipleship.
What if our worshipping communities made Psalm 119 their anthem? What if talking about the gift of God’s Law made our hearts leap in a good way?
While the law may assume rationality, it's a fair question whether people are really all that rational. At the same time, if we so often behave irrationally, how is it that we are competent to judge something like reasonableness?
One of the biggest stories of the summer in the world of labor and employment law was news that the Department of Labor plans to more than double the threshold for exemption from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime pay requirements. While President Obama is advertising this move as a victory for middle class labor conditions, these regulatory changes also mean that those five million workers will essentially be converted from being paid on a salary basis to being paid on an hourly one.