Redemption

Begin The Begets

BY BONNIE PETROSCHUK

I am a time traveler now. It all started this past Christmas. My son gave my husband and me DNA kits, and the instructions suggested that, in preparation, you should begin building your family tree while awaiting the results. So, I did. Now, I am...I don't want to say obsessed, but...okay, let's just call it what it is...I'm obsessed.

Begin The Begets

I Am The Reason For The Season

BY DOMINICK SANTORE

I apologize to you, all the people of the world. I apologize for my part in making Christmas necessary. I have learned that Christ is NOT the reason for the season, I am. It's true. All the sin and shame I bear for all my wrongdoings have made it a necessity for Christ to come in the form of a man, being born of a virgin.

I Am The Reason For The Season

The Scandal of the Cross

BY RJ GRUNEWALD

A Roman execution device isn't exactly a picturesque scene of divine love on display. It'd be the equivalent to having three criminals side-by-side in electric chairs. Or a firing squad having their criminals in a line with crowds watching and laughing. We'd never turn that scene into jewelry or bumper stickers; it's disturbing.

The Scandal of the Cross

Childbearing Now Saves You

BY BRANDON HANSON

What if I told you that Paul means exactly what it sounds like he’s saying? What if I told you that Paul was in fact saying that “she” [Eve] and “they” [all women] are in fact saved through childbearing? What if I told you that it worked like a math problem?

Childbearing Now Saves You

Gospel Upside-Downness

BY BRAD GRAY

Have you ever really thought about how crazy your salvation is? You may have never thought of it in those terms, but truly, your redemption and rescue from eternal damnation is a jarring truth, one that should spawn tears of joy and shouts of praise.

Gospel Upside-Downness

Interpreting Reality Through Redemption

BY BRAD GRAY

If you know me in the least, then you know of my fondness for the 2010 film Inception. Christopher Nolan’s enigmatic opus is perpetually rewatchable and endlessly compelling.

Interpreting Reality Through Redemption

Banjaxed

BY BRUCE HILLMAN

Stephen Fry, the English actor, author and game show host once disparaged the “grammar Nazis” who felt it necessary to enforce all the rules of language...

Banjaxed

Putting a Gag Order on the Gospel

BY CHAD BIRD

The first person who attempted to stop people from talking about Jesus was not a tyrant, a secular government, or a bully religious mob. It was Jesus himself.

Putting a Gag Order on the Gospel

Cobwebbed Beauty

BY CHAD BIRD

She’s clad only in a white, wet, silk blouse, as if just caught in a downpour. Her back is slightly turned toward the camera, the curves of hip and breast beckoning the onlooker. Her dark eyes are cast downward, lips slightly parted.

Cobwebbed Beauty