I have, as stated in past posts, been around the Evangelical sub-culture for the past 28 years. I have participated in a multitude of Christian “outreach” programs. Protesting abortion clinics, writing in a college paper against pre-marital sex,picketing movies (The Last Temptation of Christ), doing door to door evangelism (memorizing a script via Evangelism Explosion), pontificating from my … More Apology…
…a church where all are treated as equal, where gender, marital status, and age are all celebrated. Imagine a church where race and ethnicity are embraced and diversity is the norm. Imagine a church where those who struggle with life long sins are continually encouraged and supported and loved. Imagine a church that … More Imagine…
I have held off for a while….apparently my words were making some people, umm, uncomfortable. But I can no longer just sit here and not say anything concerning the evangelical romp through the moral, ethical, and political swamp. I have said it before and I will say it again, the Evangelical church in America has lost its … More I Cannot Keep Silent!
After what has seemed to be a lengthy absence I am back. I have had a bit of time for more soul-searching, and re-examination of motives and now I am ready to once again move forward with my thoughts. I know I am moody, introspective, and well just plan crazy! Over the past several months I have … More What’s Grace Got To Do With It?
i am attempting to spend a few months just reading and re-reading through the Gospels, hoping to hear from the Father for some direction. i must be honest, there are so many times that i think that i am on the wrong path, with all my focus on grace and forgiveness. yes, i feel accepted by the Father and embraced by His … More Reprimand or Coddle…day 155
Out of the tumultuous roaring and hysteria filling the sanctuary of the Church of the Paraclete, Jesus stands unmoved. He raises His hands and commands, “Be still!” And just as the wind and waves ceased, so did the crowd. The people begin to move slowing back to their seats without talking. After a few minutes everyone is … More Jesus Visits the Church pt2
The air was thick and hot, even though it was only 10:00 AM. The parking lot of First Church of the Paraclete was filled with Lexus and BMW, the light of the sun sparkling off the chrome and glass. Church today packed to capacity with believers, doubters, unbelievers and the uber-religious. The praise team just finished singing through “Let the River Flow” … More Day 137…Jesus visits the church
i have heard over and over that as a christian we need to have a balance in how we see and live out our faith. this is particularly true when it comes to talking about the grace of God. if balance is the message of christianity, then there is nothing unique about the gospel, all religions say that there is … More THE BALANCE? DAY 130
from the title of my blog you probably have ascertained that i do not consider myself a stalwart of the christian faith. i do not measure up to the giants of the faith such as Augustine, Luther, Calvin, and the myriad of others from the distant past. I do not consider myself even in the league of the moderns such as Desmond … More day 122…the struggle and the passion
It has taken me a few attempts to try to figure out how to say what i want to say here. i am not sure whether or not it will be understood and i am just trying to be sensitive (ok…not really), but i have had a time organizing my thoughts on this topic. i mentioned in my last post … More day 118