Just as Jesus spoke to the 7 first century churches in the Book of Revelation, I believe that this is what He might say to the American Evangelical church today, This is an adaption of the message to the church of Sardis. “Write this letter to the angel of the Evangelical church in America. This … More Jesus Speaks to the Evangelical Church.
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”?
I will get back to my Hell posts next time. I wanted to take a moment today to talk about the New Year. Yea, I know EVERYONE is talking about the New Year. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WordPress are replete with status updates, tweets, photos of pithy quotes and blog posts about the freshness and newness … More New Year’s Resolu…..
Value voters just held their summit in Washington DC with speeches and cheer-leading sessions touting “Christian values”….lets take a moment to add these values up according to the Bible. Abortion (actually a spontaneous miscarriage due to being hit) 1 time, homosexual behavior 6 times, taking back “our country” 0 times, Republican/Tea party 0 times, USA … More Value Voters vs Biblical Values
The lament rises from church platforms and pews all over America, “Why do they hate us so much? All we are doing is loving them by telling them the truth!” Stop for a moment! Let me ask you a question. Have you ever gotten mad at someone for telling you the truth? The latest brouhaha … More Ignorance Is Not A Spiritual Gift
When Jesus came to establish God’s Kingdom on earth, it was meant to be radically different from any human kingdom. The Kingdom of God was meant to shatter the pride and arrogance of those that thought that they were better than anyone else. It was established to level the playing field between the socially acceptable, … More What I Wish…
The young man walked down the quiet tree-lined side street toward the college he attended. As he rounded the corner onto a busy thoroughfare he noticed about half a block away, on the same side of the street as he, several construction men working on the overpass he needed to cross. Instantly, the young man … More Prison Cell of Fear (A Personal Glimpse)
“We have to stand up against immorality,” the rotund pastor in the Hugo Boss suit bellows, “If we don’t the Gospel of Jesus will be lost.” Thus, with that pronouncement, the Gospel is transformed into a bully pulpit against promiscuity, abortion, marriage equality or any other “morally reprehensible” acts not committed by those within the … More (Not The Gospel) Of Jesus
Having worked in the field of counseling for over 15 years now, I have heard and seen some very heartbreaking things. As a follower of Jesus, seeing the pain, suffering, poverty, abuse, ravages of disease and addiction woven into the lives of so many of those I work with inflicts much grieve upon my soul. … More A World Of Suffering
I am not sure that there is anyone else ever feels this way, but I must share it to decrease the palpable weight upon my soul. As I sit here thinking about how to write this, my mind races with confusion and, yes fear. You can be around many people every day.. You can have … More The Things We Want To Say