I have to admit, I am bothered by some of the theological discussions that are being played out today in books and blogs. There is a need for truth. There is a need for charity. There is also a need for some underpinnings to provide a foundation.
I currently live in a country (for five years I lived in Italy) that has the trappings of religion all around it but little in the way of true, vibrant spiritual life. Hardly anyone here would deny there is a god, but few honor Christ as king and see Him as beautiful. My city is renowned for its Renaissance art, most of which depicts biblical scenes, especially Jesus. I have wondered many times what happened. Where did the spiritual life go? How did the God of the universe become a byword? What is to prevent another generation from doing the same thing? I have my opinions and theories. Here are a few personal spiritual affirmations that might help. In my current cultural setting the church and its people got some of the things below confused. At times, I wonder if we, the modern evangelical church, are in danger of doing the same? I offer these humbly for your consideration.