No, I don't have an axe to grind. I'm not angry at anyone. And I don't for one second presume to think I know better or am better than anyone else-because I'm not better and I don't know anything. I'm just a small voice in a small corner of the world, trying to fulfill the Great … Continue reading A Word To My Hyper-Holy Brethren:Caterpillars Can’t Fly
We live in fast paced world. Everything and everyone is on the move, and everyone seems to be busy doing something, and who's to say what's being done is not important? But with all the things there are to do, who has the time? With things pulling you in every direction, and everyone wanting a … Continue reading Are You Paying Attention?
Pizza parties. Game nights. Movie nights. Seemingly clever little ideas to draw youth into the church or keep them in. It all sounds good, maybe done with good intentions. Food! Fun! Fellowship! Make it all worth their while. Give them a reason to want to come. We do need to at least make it a … Continue reading Too Much Church And Not Enough Jesus
Excuse me as I wax blissfully about one of my loves... Oh the joy of studying the bible! There is nothing like having a pile of commentaries and dictionaries stacked up on my desk just to go over a passage! The pure joy of plumbing the depths of New Testament Greek just to understand one … Continue reading Cutting It Straight
I've never actually wanted to be rich. I mean I've just never had the itch to have a whole lot of money. A decent roof over my head, and having my basic needs met seems to have always been enough for me. Now don't get me wrong. I've had plenty. I've been at that place where … Continue reading Planes, Thangs, Autmobiles and Other Sins of The Rich and Righteous
After hearing it over the radio, I needed to see it for myself. The host of this Christian program said I could go online and check it out. He spoke of one Todd Bentley, an 'evangelist' (I use the term very loosely), down in Florida who said that the Holy Spirit had instructed him to thrust his … Continue reading The Madness of the King’s Children
Allow me to set the stage. Several years back I was standing outside of a church after the service. The weather was cold, raw and damp. The preacher that day was compelling and dynamic. As people continued to file out, adjusting their coats and jackets to the inclement weather, out comes the preacher of the day, dressed … Continue reading Leaving The Word Behind