We must become free from our community to become good, but we become good to contribute to our community.
Direct communication is better than pre-recorded messages.
"Hey, you're dressed queer."I look over. The speaker is an elderly man, mid-70s I'd guess. He is tall and thin and is wearing of those caps that cabbies wore in movies from the Forties. "You're dressed queer," he snarls. "Why you dressed so queer." I have on my usual fringes, and, for good measure, have … Continue reading The Bible on the Bible
I have a friend who wants to help me fix my car. Yes, I made a bad decision and purchased a lemon. No, I don't have the money or skill to fix my situation. But, that's not his main motivation to help me. He also wants to spend a week working side by side with … Continue reading Te Quiero
The religious group that I came up in was built on the notion that God gave the New Testament to humanity as a blueprint for the way he wanted them to live and worship him. We believed that in the letters of Paul God had prescribed exactly how he wanted collective worship to be performed … Continue reading Strange Fire
If we agree that Ephesians 2:1-3 describes the lost state and then say that Romans 7 describes the common Christian experience, then we imply that the gospel produces no significant practical results.
In 1 Cor. 15:3-6, Paul recounts his gospel. Those who would participate in evangelizing the world, do well to consider this passage. First, notice the brevity of Paul's statement. In just 25 words, Paul relates the crucial elements of the gospel - "Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, … Continue reading Gospel
There is only one religion given by God and Christianity is not it. Give a listen and see what I mean. Except for these Chains
Conflict need never hinder the progress of the gospel. This message unpacks the way the early church dealt with three types of conflict in three different ways all with the same result. Resolution in Conflict
Everyone offers it. Few understand it. Many think they have it but know they do not. They talk of freedom but they are "free dumb." Simply put, freedom is doing what you most want to do. Everything else is a degree of slavery. So, if I ask you, "What do you most want to do?" and you … Continue reading Free Dumb