Jesus Said What!?

by Tyler Dirks

“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” [seems like Putin is ‘inheriting the earth’] “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” [seems like the merciful get taken advantage of] “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my […]

True Reverence & Training Worth Doing

by Tyler Dirks

If someone asked you, “What are the ‘irreverent, silly myths,’ Paul’s talking about in 1 Timothy 4?” what would you say? What do you think Jesus would say? It seems like Jesus would say, “Paul is referring to the myth of self-sufficiency.” …Jesus was regularly getting into altercations with pompous religious types who propagated and […]

It’s Fun to Fight Consumerism

by Tyler Dirks

The other day my friend said to me, “I notice that you’re always talking about the tragedy of consumerism, and you seem to be deeply disappointed with people treating church as a commodity.” I said, “Yeah, that’s accurate.” So then we launched into a conversation about whether or not the Minimalism Movement was the solution […]

Screwtape Letter #15

by Tyler Dirks

Our life group has been percolating on, and navigating, the reality of spiritual warfare (see Ephesians 6:10-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 5:8-9; James 4:7; Colossians 1:13-14; John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 10:13), and we recently discussed Screwtape Letter #9. The discussion was lively and constructive, and I decided that it would be […]

Screwtape Letter #14

by Tyler Dirks

Our life group has been percolating on, and navigating, the reality of spiritual warfare (see Ephesians 6:10-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; 1 Peter 5:8-9; James 4:7; Colossians 1:13-14; John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 10:13), and we recently discussed Screwtape Letter #9. The discussion was lively and constructive, and I decided that it would be […]