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The Folly of the Cross in Our Divided World

Crucifixes are kind of everywhere, if you look closely enough. We wear them as necklaces, earrings, or tattoos; we use them to decorate our houses; and most churches usually place a cross front and center. Athletes make the sign of the cross when they excel in competition. Vampires are repelled by the mere sight of […]

#GospelResistance

Thankful for this post by our good friend, Jason Micheli: On Twitter today, the hashtag resist trended in dizzying directions, linking causes as disparate as police brutality, cancelling Tucker Carlson, and even cancelling cancel culture. #Resist was also linked to standing up against “oppressive” mask orders in localities hit by surges in the coronavirus. Given […]

Overworked: An Abundant God Divided for Us

There is no other word in the English language that is used to communicate such a wide variety of emotions as the word “mom.” Here are a few common uses: Mommy! – When your mom picks you up from school and you’re excited to see her. Mommy – Lovingly said with a hug and a […]

David Brooks on the Beauty of Jesus in the Raging Storm

Political and cultural commentator David Brooks is a long-running Mockingbird favorite, and has shown up on the blog several times in the past few years due in part to his 2019 book The Second Mountain (about the deepening of his religious faith) and a related sermon he gave at the National Cathedral in 2017. Well, […]

You Are the One (and Not the Ninety-Nine)

We Will Never ‘Identify out’ of the Gospel

A Loser’s Guide to Life

Larry Parsley on Mark 8:34-38

God’s Breath to the Breathless

Magic Words and the Kiss of Life

When Justice is Unjust: The Death of Jesus in First Corinthians

John Barclay on the Foolishness of the Cross to the Gentiles

Comfort to Afflicted Saints

Trading the Manageable To-Do List for Revolutionary Paradox: Blessed are the Broken

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The Resurrection in “The Old Man and the Sea”

Salvation and Life through these Bones

The Parable of the Gambling Chips

Sin City, or the Kingdom of God?