First, let me state at the outset that I believe in the Church. I believe in it's presence, it's purpose and it's power. Established by the Lord Jesus Christ, I also believe that it continues to grow and I am sure that the gates of hell will not prevail against it (Mat.16:18). This being said, … Continue reading Sardis:The Zombie Church
Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. What's your favorite season? Depending on who you are, and no matter what your seasonal preference is, you'd have to admit that each one has its own perks. Look at winter. Winter has Christmas! Yay! The children say to that (and many adults too, I'm sure). Ah springtime! Melting snow, nasty … Continue reading About the Seasons of Life…And Avoiding the Convenient One
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
Imagine your favorite food. You taste, and it's just not right; something is missing. You go and get that one ingredient that will make it taste the way it should. Once you add just enough of what was missing, you can eat on to your heart's delight. There are two types of people in every … Continue reading The Missing Ingredient
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. (John 3:3) This question has been asked and answered by many, with a variety of answers. Many people believe that they are a Christian based on the mere fact that they … Continue reading What Does It Really Mean To Be A Christian?
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
In spite of the bumps and bruises along the way, and the ups and downs, some of which I have been personally responsible for, giving my life to Jesus over forty years ago has been the single greatest thing I have ever done. I have not done many great things in this life: I suppose, … Continue reading Excuses, Excuses, Excuses: Do You Have One?
There she was. On a subway train with a bible in her hand, trying to gather herself. I sat at a distance on the same subway car and watched as the fear and apprehension seemed to overtake her. I could sense what she was dealing with, because I’d experienced this type of fear before. What … Continue reading The Forgotten Commandment
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. Isaiah 5:20 As I sat and watched nothing less than a shameless display of jubilation, my spirit was grieved within me. Rebellious revelers responding with glee at the decision handed … Continue reading The Illusion of Vindication
Years ago at my job, one young man got up and announced to all within listening distance, how much he was looking forward to Friday. He said he was excited and was anticipating it because after work he intended to go out to a club or two, meet a few people, and get drunk out of … Continue reading The Cure For The Saddening Blissfulness of Sinfulness