The Kingdom of the Gospel – Galatians 1:8-9

God can be trusted to guide his people directly through the gospel as interpreted in their context by the Holy Spirit. Really, this is the only way to defend the gospel and the community it produces.

Sprung – Galatians 1:3b-5

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Would you buy alien invasion insurance? A recent Gallup poll revealed that a significant percentage of Americans believe that aliens have visited the earth. Even so, I bet alien invasion insurance would be a tough sell especially if the premiums were very high. Two factors mitigate its appeal. Nobody’s ever experienced one. Aliens might be…… Continue reading Sprung – Galatians 1:3b-5

Family Ties – Galatians 1:3a

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The citizens of God’s new society are free from the conforming pressures of culture because the culture of God’s kingdom is unity in diversity.

Free Association – Galatians 1:1-2

We must become free from our community to become good, but we become good to contribute to our community.

Multiple Personality Design – DDWJWD Part4

Even if millions of Jesus clones could somehow produce a functioning society, his example would still fail to address the vast array of choices and experiences even within the life of one individual. Consider this admittedly-hard-to-follow quote from the singular mind of John Oman: But, when we imagine that we can finally direct our lives…… Continue reading Multiple Personality Design – DDWJWD Part4

Every Third Person Wang Chung Tonight! DDWJWD Part 3

In 1986 pop music reach its zenith with the release of “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by the group, Wang Chung. Check out this excerpt to see what I mean: Across the nation Around the world Everybody have fun tonight A celebration so spread the word Everybody have fun tonight Everybody have fun tonight Everybody Wang…… Continue reading Every Third Person Wang Chung Tonight! DDWJWD Part 3

DDWJWD (Don’t Do What Jesus Would Do) – Series Intro

Some kid at Bible camp ran up behind my son, Jadon, and slapped him on the back of the neck. I guess he wanted to take on the biggest guy in the cabin. Jadon whirled around, narrowed his eyes and growled. The kid, immediately regretting his decision, resorted to playing the Jesus card, “Now, now,…… Continue reading DDWJWD (Don’t Do What Jesus Would Do) – Series Intro

Prophets that Profit

Those who insist that we use the Bible as a set of religious and moral imperatives often support their view with passages like 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Let’s take a fresh look at that one for a moment: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the…… Continue reading Prophets that Profit

Hang Up; I’m Leaving You a Voicemail

Direct communication is better than pre-recorded messages.