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
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 have three things I’d like to say today. First, while you were sleeping last night, 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a shit. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said shit than the fact that 30,000 kids died last … More Neglecting The More Important Things
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
My daughter was told the other day, after she confronted a Fundamentalist Pastor on Facebook over his behind the scenes attack on my credibility as a Christian, that I will have to answer at the judgement seat for loving people and my political affiliations. Apparently , at least according to him, unconditional love and grace are not what … More The Mark Of a True Christian (as seen by the American Church)