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?
Long ago in a galaxy far, far away…oh wait, that is a different story. In 1981 I became what is known as a “born again Christian”. Stepping through that door of faith has taken me on a journey that I could never have imagined. I have had many great experiences and met some amazing people along … More Why I Am Still An “Evangelical”
“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
Last night I went to church. It was an amazing service. Thousands of people filling the auditorium. There were younger and older, male and female, some dressed up, and some in jeans and tee shirts singing and dancing, raising their hands high above their head. Everyone accepted everyone else, just as they were. The service was filled with ambiance, … More The Lord Jesus & Lady GAGA
i am attempting to spend a few months just reading and re-reading through the Gospels, hoping to hear from the Father for some direction. i must be honest, there are so many times that i think that i am on the wrong path, with all my focus on grace and forgiveness. yes, i feel accepted by the Father and embraced by His … More Reprimand or Coddle…day 155
The air was thick and hot, even though it was only 10:00 AM. The parking lot of First Church of the Paraclete was filled with Lexus and BMW, the light of the sun sparkling off the chrome and glass. Church today packed to capacity with believers, doubters, unbelievers and the uber-religious. The praise team just finished singing through “Let the River Flow” … More Day 137…Jesus visits the church
If you recall yesterday, I ended with the admission of wearing the best Christian mask ever…no one knew (or at least I thought no one knew) of the pain, struggle, and utter failure I was feeling inside. I couldn’t say anything, I couldn’t stand to be rejected by the people of God. I needed to … More A Journey Day 4