Quote: Your Theology

If your theology is not pushing you towards a seriously grief-filled heart for real living human beings and to say I love you Jesus, it’s not a theology worth having. If your theology does not allow you to rejoice, cry out, smile, sing, and have fun, that really sucks. If your theology does not encourage you, but condemns you and puts you on eggshells and makes you constantly anxious about ‘having right doctrine,’ that’s pretty lame.

Who cares if you win the internet? What I care about is you look me in the eye and you love me. That the Holy Spirit is working. That you love Jesus. People can tell if you don’t. They only need to see your blog.

— from this post

Quote: Unchanging Heart

Trust that even when you mess this up, you walk out from here and you just lose it on somebody, and right afterwards you feel that guilt — ‘The pastor just preached on that!’ — just remember: God still loves you, God understands your struggle, God accepts you exactly as you are, God has cast all your sins into the ocean of forgiveness, and He is still rooting for you. He loves you. And He’s going to keep loving you to a better place. It’s God’s unchanging heart that will change your heart. So if you mess up this whole thing, I’m just telling you: it’s okay. Recompose, regroup, don’t stay in that guilt. That’s where Satan would love you to stay. Just stand up and God’s going to keep saying, ‘Get up again, get up again, let’s do this again.’ God’s going to keep rooting for you, and He will never stop loving you.

— from this podcast