Posts in 1 John
Confusing Violence, Scapegoating, & The Cross - Vince Brackett

If Jesus’ death on the Cross is just a confusingly violent picture of a God that requires punishment for his plan to work, Vince feels unsettled. But if Jesus’ death on the Cross is a picture of a loving and self-sacrificial God that chooses solidarity with scapegoats instead of solidarity with the powerful, then Vince finds himself pulled out of his small life and into a big and inspiring story. And he needs that!

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The Cross & The Non-Violent God - Vince Brackett

Does Jesus on the Cross paint a picture of an angry, violent God who needs his wrath satisfied? Vince shares his journey away from that unsettling interpretation of Jesus on the Cross and toward a different interpretation that is the opposite of unsettling — one that is loving and inspiring and beautiful in the way it speaks to humanity in general and in the way it can speak to each of us personally.

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Active Love - Vince Brackett

Most everyone seems to have a knee-jerk reaction against “all talk, no action”, and toward the active, genuine way of Jesus. But in the midst of the demands of Modern American society, how on earth is anyone supposed to live as a halfway-responsible adult AND be consistently active in love and service at the same time? Vince shares some thoughts and suggestions from his experience.

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