Thursday, September 30, 2010

Jesus and Violence


In an interview several years ago for Relevant Magazine, Mark Driscoll (well known pastor of Mars Hill in Seattle) said,

“In Revelation, Jesus is a prize-fighter with a tattoo down His leg, a sword in His hand and the commitment to make someone bleed. That is the guy I can worship. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up.” (You can find the original interview here).

I frankly have trouble understanding how a follower of Jesus could find himself unable to worship a guy he could “beat up” when he already crucified him.

Now I'm going to have "The Hammer" in my head all day. HT: Matt Tebbe

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

"What a blessing it will be to attend a banquet in the Kingdom of God!"

Is it sacrilegious to say that the wine at last Sunday's Eucharist was particularly excellent?

I don't think so. The Eucharist is many things simultaneously. Among those things, it is a foretaste of the Messiah's banquet. And we know that the Messiah serves the good stuff.