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
Back when I was one of approximately four people going to heaven, I used to knock on doors to let others know. I didn’t really care that much if they accepted what I had to say; I just knew that in addition to conforming to every “command, example, and necessary inference”¹ in the Bible, I … Continue reading My Pragma Ran Over My Dogma
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
I used to have a recurring nightmare. I'd enter a dark room where I sensed a malevolent presence. Instinctively, I'd flip the switch on the wall, but the light wouldn't respond. Fear would grip my heart as I vainly repeated my attempts to shed light on whoever or whatever approached me in the darkness. It's … Continue reading Black Light
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.
I just reblogged a post on Islamophobia. I agree with the facts related in the post and with the contention that many people fail to call out the misdeeds of Muslims out of fear of backlash or worse. However, I would not say that Islam is ultimately to blame for the evils committed by some … Continue reading Strategic Planning
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