There is this common idea about Jesus that He was some wishy washy, weakly guy with a beard that walked around with a lamb all the time. You can see this from all the paintings and children's story books that have been made over the years. It is suggested that Jesus was always a placid … Continue reading A Radical Savior
So this is something that I feel deeply and don't really talk about that often. It is a subject that I have gone around and around with, never coming to any definite conclusion. It is also something that I'm willing to bet a lot of people in my situation deal with. I simply don't feel … Continue reading When Church Doesn’t Work
Everybody has this one life that they've been given and they must decide what to do with it accordingly. There are many, many options in the world, many different paths that can be chosen. The thing that all the world's various paths have to offer is they are all self-serving. In this world it's me, … Continue reading Who Are We Living For?
So here's a crazy story. I used to live in California and would take the Greyhound bus all the way back to South Carolina to visit my family. That's a coast-to-coast ride basically, two and a half days on the bus. I made the trip many times and always met a lot of interesting people … Continue reading A Falling Out
I love it when the Holy Spirit speaks to me. And today is one of those days. As I go about my business, He just keeps keeps on showing me things, things that I need to know. Jesus said that when the Holy Spirit came He would lead us into all truth. And that is … Continue reading How Practical Is Our Faith?
So here's a question for us to ponder: how real is our knowledge of God? Is it simply an academic notion, an accumulation of raw data and facts that we have accumulated over our time in the church? Or does it go deeper than that? Have we really had the life-changing experience that comes from … Continue reading The Deeper Things
For we walk by faith, not by sight. I sometimes blog by faith as well. I sit down here with no idea of what I'm going to write about and allow the Holy Spirit to lead me wherever. Today is one of those days. I really have no specific idea here, just a few things … Continue reading Reaching The Broken Ones
It seems to me that it would be very easy to get caught up in all the do's and dont's of what is promoted as Christianity these days. Teachers abound, some scriptural and some not so much, teaching a plethora of different doctrines and dogmas. Christian bookstores are filled to the brink with books about … Continue reading The Simplicity Of It All
So I have been reading my way through Acts, also known as the Acts Of The Apostles. I have heard it said that Acts was written because the apostles acted. It is the account of the early church from the ascension of Jesus and the coming of the Holy Spirit and onward to Paul's imprisonment. … Continue reading Return To Acts
It may come as a shock to some people to know this but I am not a regular member of any church. In fact, I haven't actually been to a church service in years. While I think church is a good thing in general, I do have some qualms about attending. I understand that we … Continue reading Why I Don’t Go To Church