By Dr. Scott Rodin | In reading through Matthew 1 with the lens of our current cultural moral decay, there was one gem in the middle of it that astonished me.
The Ownership of Faith and the Silencing of the Church
By Dr. Scott Rodin | Imagine you’re sitting at the end of a dock with a close friend. You know he can’t swim. He turns to you and says, “I think I’ll jump in.”
A Most Amazing Prayer Meeting
By Dr. Scott Rodin | There are no caveats to this call and command to pray. You don’t get a ‘pass’ once you enter politics or reach some level of power or authority. In fact, the more power and authority we are given, the more critical our prayer life becomes.
Our Sanitized Jesus
By Dr. Scott Rodin | If we are to be stewards of the word of God, can we continue to be ashamed of some of Jesus's teachings in the midst of this adulterous and sinful generation?
Where Does the Line Pass for You?
By Dr. Scott Rodin | By seeing others as ‘the problem’ we exonerate ourselves from the requirement to change if the problem is to be solved. In our self-assurance we believe there is nothing required of us. We have it right. We are the solution. We have it figured out.
Envisioning a New Way to be the Church: A Proposal
By Dr. Scott Rodin | I'd like to propose a new way of considering what it means to make disciples, share the gospel, and serve our neighbors as a local church.
Stewards of the Despised
By Dr. Scott Rodin | Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10
By Dr. Scott Rodin | Let me start this blog with a confession. I am writing this as much to myself as to you. I am struggling to find God’s promised “peace that passes all understanding.” I am fighting a spirit of discouragement over the affairs of our world. I am trying to find my place, my voice, and my role in the cultural collapse we are witnessing.
Will You Leave, Too?
By Dr. Scott Rodin | There is a familiar ring to the tension in the story in John 6. In what seemed like a flash, there was division, confusion, polarization and betrayal. Everything began falling apart. What happened? Jesus proclaimed the values of the kingdom of God in harsh, stark, unambiguous terms.
Naming the Source of our Racism and Finding the Freedom to Overcome It
By Dr. Scott Rodin | At the core of the spiritual problem of racism is our misplaced identity and our desire to be the lord of our Self.