I think part of the problem is that I sort of lost focus. I had begun to drift into what can be a dangerous area for writers. I had started to think I needed to write about things people wanted to read.
If the pen is indeed mightier than the sword, it can’t simply become a sword. It must serve a higher purpose.
Our power to rationalize is indeed formidable. But mostly, it’s bull...
Instead of a church that’s more like us, maybe we should be seeking a church that looks more like Jesus.
The “treasures on earth” Jesus rebukes are the systems and structures that oppress, objectify and dehumanize others at the altar of self-righteousness, exclusivity and superiority.