The WWJD fad flamed out almost two decades ago, so why talk about it? While people no longer wear the plethora of merchandise, the ideal lives on. In fact, the teaching that Jesus, as he’s presented in the Gospels, ought to serve as the believer’s true north has made a resurgence over the past ten … Continue reading Crazy Radical Legalism – DDWJWD Part 6
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
I read a story today that made me weep tears of joy. Kenda Creasy Dean in her book Almost Christian, urges the church to reclaim the unmixed gospel as the basis for teen discipleship. Why? Because of an ESPN article on high school football, that's why! Grapevine, Texas—one of Money Magazine’s top 100 “best places to … Continue reading Love Your Opponent
"Now the reason why we so readily accept (Satan's) accusations is that we are still hoping to have some righteousness of our own."
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.
Sin is not essentially the violation of scriptural prescription or even divine prohibition. An action can be sin for one person and not for another. Sin is a "whatever." Those who need it predefined are already in it.
I’m a new motorcycle rider. As I’ve been learning to operate my new vehicle, I’m finding that it’s much like faith. To ride a motorcycle, a person has to trust an invisible principle to keep him up. He doesn’t have the visible certainty that comes from another two tires. No one can test the principle … Continue reading Faith and the Art of Motorcycle Maneuvering
Richard scowled at the framed poster displayed on an easel at the entrance to the gift store. “What a sham!” he nearly shouted. Startled by Richard’s outburst, a passerby named Peter asked, “What is?” “This poster, it’s an utter sham!” Richard replied. “These big gift store chains think they can dupe the public into buying … Continue reading Holigram
The Bible warns against unbelief but not against atheism per se. How could the writers of the Scriptures have warned against atheism? There weren’t any atheists. I’ve heard commentators on a local Christian radio station aim Psalm 14:1 (“The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God.’”) at atheists. Of course the implication becomes, … Continue reading Religious Unbelief
"Something's wrong with me?", Jamie, my wife, said over the phone. "I can't straighten my legs. What am I going to do?" What was she going to do? What was I going to do? I was out on my route. I couldn't leave. I felt helpless. She was at home taking care of our two young … Continue reading Poker Face