Have you ever seen one of those signs – “Repent! The end is near!” Makes you feel good, right? (Can you hear my sarcasm?) In truth, signs like this and people who espouse such views have already passed judgement on you before they even know you. They have decided for you that you are in error. It’s interesting to me how when many Christians speak of “the end” (or the “day of the Lord” or “the return of Christ”) they often jump quickly to judgementalism. Now, there are places in scripture that......
I sat in chapel with stone floors and a high wooden ceiling surrounded by hundreds of other students. It was opening convocation on my first “official” day of college. I was nervous, naive, and brave enough to take on the world, all at the same time. And as I sat on the long wooden pew, we were directed to repeat after the college president: “Vi” “Vi”, “Vavi” “Vavi”, “Levavi” “Levavi”, “los” “los”, “culos” “culos” , “oculos” “oculos”, “Levavi oculos” “Levavi oculos”. After our Latin pronunciation lesson, the president carefully explained how we would learn......