Believe and Obey

A Radical Christian Perspective on the World's News & Current Events

Blog

Browse The Believe and Obey Blog

This blog is my meager effort to give obedient voice to those practices that would honor God and my fellow brothers and sisters.
  • All Posts
  • Blog
  • Economy
  • Peace
  • Politics
  • Theology
All Posts
  • All Posts
  • Blog
  • Economy
  • Peace
  • Politics
  • Theology
9062f7 6270504c18d847178d03c1e50762bdc7 mv2

Ditch the Ladder

There is a Thing Called Ladder Theology? Yes, indeed there is a thing called ladder theology. It is a term coined by the late Lutheran theologian Gerhard Forde. He explained it in his seminal 1972 work Where God Meets Man. As you might surmise from the name, ladder theology is …

Read More »
9062f7 e9cb8c6d15264f1a9475c5de2ecac692 mv2

An Unlikely King

A String of Unlikely Heroes It is a deep truism that God often, if not always chooses the most unlikely people to serve in great and momentous ways. Scripture is filled with a veritable string of such unlikely characters. From almost the beginning God chose Abraham, a rather nondescript person …

Read More »
9062f7 e7f6d08e8c554a9eb70f9719b30307ef mv2

The King on the Mantle

Tradition, Tradition My yearly task during the Great Christmas Decoration Explosion that occurs around Thanksgiving is to mostly bring the boxes up from the basement and return the empty ones from whence they came. It is my wife’s task to place all the decorations just so. It’s not that I …

Read More »
7828c72ae30b01463f0009536b0ea837

Thanks for What?

Annual Thanksgiving message: As we finish up another season of Thanksgiving in America, I cannot help but feel thankful. I sit stuffed to the gills after a series of stunningly bad food choices, having left neither the couch nor my lounge pants since Wednesday evening. In the dictionary under “cosseted …

Read More »
9062f7 d1e0060accf04e4ea8aad3e89c4e590c mv2

Prophets: Real & False

So Many Prophets The term prophet is often bandied about in society, especially when we discuss current politics and culture. So and so is the prophet of a new era or the next generation. She is the prophet of a new awareness. Most of the time in looking back those …

Read More »
9062f7 6c93bcdeebb145ff80b40c35680e8306 mv2

Covid & The Cult of Fear

Fear Baby Fear The entirety of the response to the pandemic has been driven by fear. This was simply an intensification of a preexisting trend in our culture. We can see the phenomenon of “helicopter” parents, the concept of “microaggressions” and “triggering” words. The very notion of words being an …

Read More »
Scroll to Top