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Jason Lief is Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Northwestern College in Orange City, IA.. Jason served as the chaplain for Pella (Iowa) Christian High School while earning a master’s degree in theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. He also completed a doctorate in practical theology from Luther Seminary. He previously taught theology and youth ministry at Dordt College for 10 years. Jason is the author of “Poetic Youth Ministry: Loving Young People by Learning to Let Them Go” and "Christianity and Heavy Metal as Impure Sacred Within the Secular West: Transgressing the Sacred”.

We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

God’s program does not contradict the earth’s programs. It does contradict the sins of the earth’s programs. That is why the church has to proclaim God’s reign—to remove sin from the earth’s programs and to encourage the formation of programs in accord with God’s reign. That is the great work of Christians in history.

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April 5, 2020

A Palm Sunday Reflection with Saint Oscar Romero

On March 24, 1980, Archbishop Oscar Romero was gunned down as he celebrated Mass. A week later, on Palm Sunday, he was buried. Romero is a fascinating figure, a leader in the Latin American church who rejected liberation theology, only to become the face and…
September 7, 2019

Why Pornography is BAD but Sex is GOOD: Non PhD Version

Pornography is a distortion of human sexuality. Yes, pornography is bad, sinful, wrong. It is wrong because it is not REAL—it is FANTASY. It is the ultimate abstraction, with fake body parts, fake portrayals of sexual relationships, and thus, it creates false expectations for what…
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August 7, 2019

Bearing False Witness III: Scientific Proof

In this final installment we turn our attention to a "book review" posted on the facebook page of the Siouxland Reformation Society. It's a two part review, the first part focuses on theology and biblical interpretation, while the second addresses the scientific claims. A brief…