When it comes to 'boyfriend' language, we draw the right conclusion for the wrong reasons.
Sometimes we can be right for the wrong reasons. As a charismatic pastor, I have probably heard the statement "Jesus is not our boyfriend" a hundred times. (I don't recall ever hearing someone say he is our boyfriend, by the way, but that's another story.) Obviously, this is true: no one is dating Jesus, and Jesus doesn't want to be our boyfriend, or relate to us like one. Yet the statement is true for very different reasons than the ones usually given.... continue reading >>