If anyone ever lived out the “What Would Jesus Do” ethic, Justin did. He moved into an abandoned train depot in the bar district of the next town over and took in homeless people. One night I think he baptized nineteen people in the fountain of the big Baptist church a couple of blocks over. … Continue reading What Would Jesus Evade? DDWJWD Part 2
"Now the reason why we so readily accept (Satan's) accusations is that we are still hoping to have some righteousness of our own."
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
Mike the mallard bobbed on the surface of the pond, the early November wind whipping through his feathers. Driven by an empty gizzard, Mike plunged toward the silted bottom. Halfway down he encountered a rather large bass which caused him to backpedal a bit then come to a full upright position under water. The bass, … Continue reading Fish Eyes
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