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Theological Elitism and the Sin of Partiality

In 1971, Polish social psychologist Henri Tajfel conducted seminal research on group membership, preference, and prejudice. Tajfel concluded that when humans organize themselves into different groups, the propensity for in-group favouritism abounds. This is defined as “the tendency to respond more positively to people from our ingroups than we do […]

The Idol of Marriage

Some of Jesus’ most famous words are recorded in Matthew 6:24. If you are drawing a blank, it’s the verse where He says, “You cannot serve both God and money.” Christians have heard this quoted countless times as a reminder to not give into consumerism and materialistic desires. What I […]

Misunderstandings about Modesty

Before I started my job as a teacher in a Christian elementary school, I was asked to sign a “lifestyle agreement” that stated I must adhere to certain standards of conduct or risk losing my position. One of these condition was that I always dress modestly in “business casual” attire. […]

The Bible Isn’t God

Yup, you read that correctly. There are probably only two reactions to this statement: “Amen!” “What is this girl thinking?” That latter, visceral reaction is why this post is so necessary. This is a topic I have been thinking about for a couple of years now, but this tweet and […]

God Is Not Your Personal GPS

As a teenager and in my early twenties, I absolutely loved contemporary Christian music and rarely listened to any secular songs. In fact, I owed a lot of my spiritual maturity as a teen to many CCM groups and their youth-oriented ministry. The older I got, however, the more I […]

What is the Gospel?

What exactly is “the gospel”? You’d think most Christians would be able to answer such a “simple” question. After all, we are called to preach the gospel. But really, not many professing believers can give an adequate, biblically sound answer to this question. I’m not saying that to sound pompous […]