Everyday on television, the internet, and on the radio, Christian pastors and speakers pontificate about the sins committed in American society by people, they claim, have little regard for God. They rant against the unchurched embracing evil practices and how the country is going from bad to worse. These masters manipulators of the Bible dressed … More Are There Sinners In Your Church?
It never fails. I quote a passage of Scripture on Facebook about loving others and someone is always quick to remind me that I shouldn’t take this “love and grace” thing too far. Here is an example. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. (1 John 4:8) I suggested that … More Conditionally, Unconditional
Humanity matters to the Creator. People matter to Jesus. Humans were placed in a Paradise planted by the hand of God Himself, because he created them, breathed life into them, and He loved them. People were healed emotionally, physically, and spiritually by the hand of Jesus because he loved them unconditionally. We, the church, the … More People Matter…
“A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” I have heard this quote with more frequency in the last few years. I like it, but is it really true. Here are a few vignettes and then my thoughts. 1980’s-Televangelist Jim Bakker accused of misappropriating money given to his … More Walking The Talk Or Just Babbling
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