The cross reminds us that our sin is serious. It is so ugly that God would have to die to make it beautiful. But the Jesus chapter doesn’t end there.
There are some hints within Scripture that tell us something about why Christ’s execution is different from the others throughout human history.
Conflict may lie at the heart of other theories on creation. But our story is different. Our plotline emerges from and for loving relationships. We come from and for communion.
When we approach the Bible other than a grand story that reveals God’s work in the world, we mischaracterize it.
In the Bible, everything from anteaters to jellyfish, waterfalls to water buffaloes, sunsets to supernovas—everything emerges from and for persons in loving relationship.
Long Story Short is a book that uses humor and relatable experiences to teach the basic storyline of Scripture from beginning to end.
We live and produce divine fruit only because of our attachment to him, but it is through us that his fruit is picked by the world.
The Christian practice of articulating who God is rests upon the foundational revelation given to us in the gospel—the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as presented in holy Scriptures.
Sin may satisfy temporal desires, but virtue satisfies our deeply felt divine longings.
Once we were no people, but now we are God’s people (1 Peter 2 :10). We are drawn into the life of God, and we are thereby changed.