A Little Peace

Why do Christian leaders tell people that they should tithe?  I don't have the definitive answer but I do believe that I know something true about tithing.  Tithing is not for the generous but for the stingy.  Generous people need only hear of the need and they will meet it.  They do not need a minimum compulsory amount.  … Continue reading A Little Peace

Prison Bars…

I used to correspond through the mail with an inmate named Lowell.  I don’t know if I’ve ever encountered a more biblically literate person.  Perhaps this was because he had come to know his desperate need for God and was given plenty of time to find him in solitary confinement.  As a former member of … Continue reading Prison Bars…

Man of Sorrow {Guest Post}

Another amazing, Bible-inspired poem from Zane Gilley, which I trust will focus your thoughts on the gospel of Christ this Good Friday.    Man of Sorrow    The Son of God was born on earth to die,   To rule not over sinful world below.   The Son of Man is lifted up on high.    The zealots lusted … Continue reading Man of Sorrow {Guest Post}

Out of the way and into The Way

God seems to talk to me while I’m in the shower.  That’s probably too much information but it’s true and the detail is important to my story.  Today, he reminded me that living for him is something which he does.  Walking in The Way means getting out of the way and letting the Son of … Continue reading Out of the way and into The Way

Psalm 1 {Guest Post}

A new friend, Zane Gilley, who now ironically is an atheist has sent me a couple of poetic adaptations of the Psalms which it is my pleasure to post here at the savant spot.  Enjoy! Psalm I Blessed be the man who doeth these things three: Walketh not in the ungodly counsel, Standeth not in the … Continue reading Psalm 1 {Guest Post}

Religious Unbelief

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

King of Pain

Remember the song, "Doctor My Eyes" by Jackson Browne? For you younger folks, here is a link to his performance of it: http://youtu.be/pCTYxIsLThA I believe this song accurately describes life in a fallen kingdom. I've been thinking today about our amazing capacity for denial. Somehow we're able to hurt, be hurt, or see hurt and … Continue reading King of Pain