All tagged rebellion

The Human Condition is re-Bellion

If you have listened to the podcast or if you saw the name, you might be wondering “Who is Jon Bellion and why is this podcast NOT featuring him?” First, Jon is an artist that I extremely enjoy. Every part of his craft works together to an amazing end result. Secondly, since we are talking about humanity this week Josh appropriately took this chance to poke a little fun at me by naming the podcast the way he did, but unfortunately for me Jon is not being interviewed :(

Talk Faith Recap - June 17, 2016

The Talk Faith recap gathers the week's best from the Empty Church crew and gives you the resources to talk about your faith with your friends and family. If you missed anything  or are looking for a great link to send to a friend to introduce them to Empty Church this is the one you want to send!

The Rebellious Christian: Dealing With a Government You Don't Agree With

A servant is one who, either by force or by choice, stands in a constant submissive state to an authoritative power. A rebel is one who fights the power of the oppressive overlord in an attempt to either be free from restraint or to set up his own establishment of rule and reign. In the modern context these two words are diametrically opposed. They are separated in our thinking as much as any two words can be. Yet, the Christian lives centrally in the tension of being a submissive rebel. It is simply what it means to be a Christian. 

Rebel Without A Cause

What does it mean to be a Christian? That is the question we've been looking to answer over the last few weeks. Does it mean that they submit to authority? Does it mean that they rebel against it? I can find scriptures that support both of these, so does that mean this is a "grey area" where Christians can pick and choose when to submit and when to rebel?

Potholes and Creep: Why Easter is so important for the Church

The death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus is celebrated in earnest this week. The Christian tradition hinges on this very event. If Christ was not raised from the dead then any faith that we have is pointless. In other words, if Christians remove the Resurrection from the center of their faith they will become nothing more than a social book club that yearns to make you feel better about yourself by propping you up with cute maxims. Not that this is ever done on purpose...

Easter is one of two global celebration for the church. But why is it important?