It seems I have found my muse... A mega-church pastor I often hear in radio spots (and whom I now follow on Twitter) is giving me inspiration. He is extremely evangelical and really religious (despite his claims of not being religious). (The term religious used here meaning doing things to earn favor with God.) Such … Continue reading Tweet-spiration
Recently I was asked about a quote I had posted on Facebook from the Marvel/Netflix series Iron Fist: "If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinions." (Which is likely an old Zen proverb - you can research it.) The question was from a bible/christian point of view. Uh-oh. I spew a lot … Continue reading My Opinion
Like many of my blog posts, this one originated with an encounter on Facebook. A friend of mine (a real friend, not just a Facebook friend) dropped an "F-bomb" in the comments of something I re-shared. It was meant to be funny... It was funny. Another Facebook friend jumped all over it - the first … Continue reading Watch Your Language!
It's hard for some people to hear that, it's even harder for them to say. I daresay that many of the people that read my blog would tend to agree that the Bible is in fact great. Unfortunately, the Bible is one of the most misunderstood books ever written (which is odd considering it is … Continue reading The Bible Is Great!
A while back I read an article titled something like The Top Three Idols In The Christian Church (but I can't find it to link to it or quote it). Anyway, the idols discussed in the article were theological differences. Wait. What? Your beliefs are different than mine, therefore they are an idol to you. … Continue reading Christian Idols
I have a real problem with people taking a verse out of the Bible and misusing it to their own ends. (I’ll admit I have done this, sometimes unknowingly, and I am going to do my best to make sure that never happens again.) For example: 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NASB, below) is almost always taken … Continue reading Digging Deeper…
The Bible uses finite terms to describe an infinite God - don’t let your mind get between your heart and His just because it doesn’t all make sense!
Leave them; they are blind guides. If the blind lead the blind, both will fall into a pit. Matthew 15:14 (NIV) - Jesus, speaking about the Pharisees (the finger-pointing, self-righteous, uber-religious fundamentalists of his time)
My mission today is to go forth and tell people about why I follow Christ and also what the Bible teaches, and part of that teaching is that women and men are meant to be together. However, I would never treat anyone with disrespect just because they are different from me. We are all created … Continue reading
Man being interviewed quotes Bible verse stating that homosexuality is a sin. Later, in the same interview, the same man states another Biblical teaching that he doesn’t hold anything against any gay person, but treats them with love and respect the same as he does with all of God’s creation… Yes. He’s clearly a “hater” … Continue reading