I have decided to take a month or so off from most some social media. I would love to say that I have been successful in eliminating Facebook and Twitter since the 1st of September but that would be a lie. Some addictions are hard to master. But as of today I have drastically cut … More Dusty Bones
Recently, I had a pastor elude that he can tell who is “walking with the Lord”? So I began to think to myself that in the church there seem to be a lot of people who think the same thing. A couple of questions I have then are…How can you tell? Are we suppose to … More Are You “Walking With The Lord”?
She lived in a large city in some developing country somewhere. She was 13 years old. She shared a small one room living space with 11 other girls ranging in age from 6 to 14. She got to eat a bowl of rice once every two days. She was always hungry, always lonely, always scared. For the first three years she … More I Don’t Understand Eternal Torment (aka Hell) Scene 1
American Evangelicalism is a funny hybrid of Christianity. On one hand we say we believe the Gospel to “get saved” but on the other hand we live our Christian lives as if it has nothing to do with our relationship with God. We… Seek to have a “closer (walk) relationship” with God, work “to become holy”, strive … More Nothing But The Blood?!?!?!?
There are hundreds of thousands of Evangelical Americans running around telling you, me, and a whole lot of other people what God is like, what He has done, who He is going to judge, and how it all ends. But here is the truth…no one really has absolute knowledge of any of it. And when we try … More What I (And You) Don’t Know About God
The other day I was perusing through Yahoo News and came across an article discussing our Vice President’s speech concerning the rights of LGBT people and how imperative it was for America to be at the forefront of protecting individuals in the gay community around the world. I felt that what he had to say … More I Do Not Hate The Homos
Can I be honest with you for a moment? I am not a very good Christian. I mean, yea, I believe in Jesus and have gone to church most Sundays and for a while, most Wednesdays for well over 30 some years. I have been involved in lots of church activities and have gone to … More Sinner In The Hand Of A Loving God
There is an idea ingrained within the Evangelical psyche that God wants us to be satisfied with wherever we find ourselves in life. Several verses come to mind… Phil 4:11-12 “Not that I speak from want; for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know how to get along with humble means, … More Discontent With Contentment
When I first became a Christian I thought that I knew it all. The Bible was without contradiction and the church I attended was the closest thing to the first century church and the most important thing, in fact that only thing that mattered, was that I saved souls and not to worry about things like … More Getting It Wrong.
I have been thinking a lot about death the last couple of weeks. I have seen first hand how it creeps in and slowly robs vitality, strength, and independence from someone. Like the mythical vampire it sucks away youth and eventually life. Cruelly and without mercy it brings pain and destruction. It works the same … More Called To Bring Dead Things To Life