1. This is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of Your God is Too Glorious: Finding God in the Most Unexpected Places by Chad Bird (1517 Publishing, 2023).
  2. The gospel is for sinners – both the tax collector and Pharisee, both in need of the Great Physician.
  3. God chose Russell Brand, chose to defy his fast-escaping life and drink up all his swift-running sin in the River Thames.
  4. This article is written by guest contributor, Christopher J. Richmann.
  5. The notion that your goodness is “good enough” to make you right with God is a lie straight from the father of lies himself.
  6. Like the serpent on the pole, God still puts real-life things up for us to look to for salvation.
  7. Bathed in the waters of baptism, you are placed in God's path of totality, a path he won for each and every one of us.
  8. The seemingly small, the particular, the previously overlooked, magnifies in importance.
  9. We can interpret "be the Church" as either law or gospel.
  10. This is the sound of freedom. The Eternal One died so that we who are dying might live eternally with him.
  11. The more I got to know Dr. Rosenbladt, the more I saw that he wasn’t a man divided.
  12. He was rooted in his own tradition but gracious with others when they wanted to learn about his faith or their own.