Religion vs Relationship: Revisiting an Unnecessary Bifurcation of Categories

In recent times, the construct of “religion vs relationship” has been widely and commonly accepted among evangelical Christians. A good example of this is the YouTube video by Jefferson Bethke that went completely viral about a year ago, called “Why I Hate Religion but Love Jesus” (this post isn’t about him, as he’s made clear of hisContinue reading “Religion vs Relationship: Revisiting an Unnecessary Bifurcation of Categories”

Head Knowledge vs. Heart Knowledge: Fine Distinctions or False Dichotomies?

It is commonly assumed that there are two kinds of knowledge when it comes to the Christian faith: head knowledge and heart knowledge. “Head knowledge” is often associated with knowledge limited to the level of information, without any practical implications or impact in someone’s life. On the other hand, “heart knowledge” is associated with thatContinue reading “Head Knowledge vs. Heart Knowledge: Fine Distinctions or False Dichotomies?”

The H-Word: Hypocrisy

Many people (subconsciously) consider perfection to be the opposite of hypocrisy. In other words, if you are imperfect, you are a hypocrite. For example, someone once told me that she felt guilty about going to church on Sunday because she had been partying Saturday night and didn’t want to feel like a hypocrite. Others wouldContinue reading “The H-Word: Hypocrisy”