Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being a guest at a Christian festival close to where I live. After having attended several seminars, and a few concerts, I drove away at the conclusion Wednesday evening, confused. The concerts were exceptional, and there was a lot of energy, from both the performers and the audience. The lyrics in the songs … More Schizophrenic Christianity?
I am in the process of reading a book by Steve Brown called “Three Free Sins”. It challenges many of the false concepts in Christianity that have become entrenched in Evangelical culture. I will write a complete review when I am done with it. Suffice to say, it will make you think about what you believe … More Really Free?
Throughout this blog I have mentioned time and again how I have observed a huge departure in Evangelicalism from the Gospel of Grace. I do not say this as an outsider, I say this as one involved in some form of ministry in “church” for a long time. And I have felt the sting and pain of rejection from … More How To Create A Christian Church
This is the last part of a brief look at the words of Jesus and what He meant by them. I saved this one for last because this is the one that most Christians explain away when it comes to making pronouncements about others sins. “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. … More Jesus Didn’t Mean What He Said? Pt 3
When I started to look more deeply into the following verse, I was, even more surprised by what Jesus meant in this passage. Here it is… “Love your enemies! Do good to them. Lend to them without expecting to be repaid. Then your reward from heaven will be very great, and you will truly be … More Jesus Didn’t Mean What He Said? Pt.2
“If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also.” Luke 6:29 NLT Many of my fellow Evangelicals have selective obedience. The verses in Scripture that are bantered about and hurled at unbelievers and believers alike have to do mostly with sex, submission of … More Jesus Didn’t Mean What He Said? Pt.1
This post is going to be a bit more personal in nature, so if you are not into reading the public writing of introspection… It was just about a month ago I sat at the desk in my office and heard the words that caused me to go numb with dread, “we are letting you go.” … More Questions…
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…oh wait, that is a different story. In 1981 I became what is known as a “born again Christian”. Stepping through that door of faith has taken me on a journey that I could never have imagined. I have had many great experiences and met some amazing people along … More Why I Am Still An “Evangelical”
“Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? Do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness?” Book of Second Corinthians “Stunned” is the only word that came to mind as I … More Using The Words of Life To Speak Death
If salvation is based on the sacrifice of Jesus alone…and our whole relationship with God is based on Jesus, why do we as Evangelical/Fundamentalists base so much of our judgement of a person’s salvation on what they do? And do we have that right? (these are not the big Question by the way, just ruminations.) … More A Dilemma…And A Question