There’s an optimism that conceals corruption.
When someone who claims to believe in Christ comes to me with insurmountable problems, I have to wonder whether God has failed them or vice versa. Actually, I don’t wonder, I know which one it is. To help us all continue to move towards healing, I thought I’d make a simple decision tree to troubleshoot…… Continue reading Trouble Shoot
Body Life Part 1 – United
When Jesus set out to make disciples, he gathered committed people around him and did life with them. Yes, he taught the multitudes, but it doesn’t seem that those people became champions of the kingdom after his death. Perhaps many of them were actually among the throngs demanding that Pilate crucify him. His teaching seems…… Continue reading Body Life Part 1 – United
I Never Studied Law
If something in nature has to obey a speed limit, did someone set that limit.
“Now the reason why we so readily accept (Satan’s) accusations is that we are still hoping to have some righteousness of our own.”
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
A Faith that Works – Chapter 2 Excerpt
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.
Rods Wielded by Men
Christians claim that Jesus of Nazareth is the Jewish Messiah. Most Jews refute this claim. Does Jesus really fit the description of Messiah given in the Jewish scriptures?
Not only does he fit, he’s the only one who ever could. The description of the coming “Son of David” in 2 Samuel 7, draws his profile. That is, the image to which we must be conformed.
Stand Up for Jesus?
If God is God, he’s never needed us to defend him and he never will.
New Growth Cycle Graphic
I wrote this on another site. I believe it to be a halfway decent articulation of holistic discipleship. Source: New Growth Cycle Graphic