Hating (Others) Sin

Over the last few days I have been thinking about sin… …and I have been sinning. If any of you have been reading my blog, even on a semi-regular basis you will know that I consider myself a “sinner” with no claim to any righteousness or holiness ouside of Jesus. So even when I post something … More Hating (Others) Sin

The Gospels’ Saboteur

We are in a war! But this conflict not the war that you think. It is not the familiar culture war over abortion rights, gay rights, evolution/creation and whether or not granny can pack some heat to the Sunday morning church meeting. This war is insidious in that people who are supposed to be “on the same side” are actually doing the … More The Gospels’ Saboteur

The Death of Grace

 Last night I witnessed the death of grace in a church, the church I and my family have attended for the past 7 years. The setting was a congregational meeting with the sole purpose of determining whether or not the pastor of the church had the confidence of her members to remain as pastor. The church had … More The Death of Grace

Jumping Through Fundamentalist Hoops

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”                                                                                                                                          Jesus “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”  So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”                                                                                                                         Paul and Silas to the Philippian jailer   “O foolish … More Jumping Through Fundamentalist Hoops

Following False Prophets

Evangelicalism stands at a unique time in American history. We have a question and a choice before us.  How we will best represent to a hurting, confused world, God’s love through the church? We can, as Jesus prayed, see the Kingdom and will of God brought to earth by the grace and forgiveness we express through loving action. Or we can continue … More Following False Prophets

Loving Sin….

I realized something again today…many times I love my sin.   What bothers me is that I’m not supposed to love my sin, after all I have been a Christian for a long time. Shouldn’t I hate sin and rail against it. Aren’t I suppose to flee from evil, just like Joseph ran away naked from Potiphar’s  wife?  … More Loving Sin….

The Ultimatum….

There has been a lot of controversy as of late concerning a particular pastor/writer and his view of hell and the fate of humanity. He has been vilified, and dismissed by many from the “big league” Evangelicals to the “wanna be” blogger types hoping their condemnations of Rob Bell will catapult them to the big time. Many of them … More The Ultimatum….