Does Religious Legalism Come From a Wound?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

A few days ago somebody sent out a tweet saying they were praying for my salvation. As I read it, I more or less appreciated it. Things like that used to make me angry, but maybe I was just tired and in a more sensitive mood. My take on the tweet was that I could use all the prayers anybody was willing to give, and also that I sincerely hope when I see Jesus face to face, I am one of the ones He says He knows.

I think my attitude toward fundamentalists, legalists and the overall self-righteous is beginning to change. Can you imagine being the guy who sent that tweet? I picture a man going to bed at night feeling smug, feeling some standard of measure that he’s attained, a standard of measure based on comparing himself to others […]

There’s a Wolf and There’s a Sheep and There’s a Difference. So How do You Tell?
Donald Miller
By Donald Miller

I was recently asked what I thought about the new Pope. I struggled for an answer.

I love that Pope Francis is known as the Pope for the poor. I love that he comes from Latin America. But to be honest, Jesus talks about how we shouldn’t practice our righteousness before others to be noticed, and that’s hard to reconcile with the pomp and circumstance that comes out of Rome when a Pope is chosen. That hardly seems like the kind of entry Jesus Himself had into Jerusalem, riding a simple donkey.

But Catholics aren’t the only ones who are guilty of making a big deal out of earthly leaders […]

“Sunday Morning Music – Robyn” by Audrey Assad
Audrey Assad
By Audrey Assad

We’re changing the way we approach our Sunday Morning Music posts. For the next month, these posts will be authored by artists so you can get a glimpse into what inspires them. We hope you enjoy today’s post from Audrey Assad.