“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
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 in many churches that say they are following Jesus. They talk about reading the Bible, following what “The Word” says concerning what to eat, drink, wear. They take pride in their moral purity, their adherence to the doctrines and theologies of their particular denomination. They talk about the importance of having a … More Doing Good?
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…
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
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