Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hatred

There’s a hilarious episode of The Office where an employee–ahem–uses the bathroom in Michael Scott’s office. While waiting for it to be cleaned, Michael looks over at Stanley (who is African American) and says: “I am a victim of a hate crime. Stanley knows what I’m talking about.” To which Stanley, rather annoyed, retorts: “That’sContinue reading “Disagreement Doesn’t Equal Hatred”

The Call to Self-Denial in a Self-Absorbed Culture

Jesus gives one of his most counter-cultural commands in Luke 9:23. In this passage, He says “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” In an over-the-top selfish culture, this command from the Son of God runs the opposite way. But why does JesusContinue reading “The Call to Self-Denial in a Self-Absorbed Culture”