I know a guy that doesn't attend "church." He says his time alone in nature is his sanctuary, where he gets his prayer and worship time. I understand what he means, but you cannot become what you are destined to be without becoming a member of the body of Christ, which requires being in relationship … Continue reading Are You “The Church”?
How I see it sin is not the problem. Through Jesus, in His Sacrifice, sin has been dealt with. The punishment for sin has been delivered. Sin is dead, buried, and it will not be resurrected! The real problem is how we treat each other. Jesus said of the righteous, "When I was naked you … Continue reading The Real Problem
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
"Which God? There is but one true God!" How can a statement be both completely true and totally wrong at the same time? What do you do when philosophy and religion collide with rational thought? "The truth is rarely pure and never simple." ~Oscar Wilde I read a Facebook post months (or more) ago by a … Continue reading Which God?
I'm a Christian. I am a Christian. I. Am. A. Christian. It's a simple phrase, but I often have a hard time saying it. At least lately. It was easier to claim to be a Christian when I wasn't even going to church! I guess the thing that I wanted to avoid with using the … Continue reading I Am A Christian (Taking It Back)
For far too long Christians seemed to be preoccupied with being good people, not sinning, and going to church. You know, just being nice little do-gooders. We don't do bad things, say bad words, or go to bad places. Contrary to Jesus' teachings, we attempt to be the brightest light in the light places, when … Continue reading A Light In The Darkness
Classically, Christianity has had a reputation as not requiring a lot of thinking, just believe and do as you're told. Any questions you had were written off as doubt and unbelief - therefore sinful.
So many different denominations and “categories” of Christianity, when the real questions should be: are you a disciple of Jesus, are you making disciples of Jesus, are you allowing Him to change you, and are you doing it all out of love. What’s really important in your version of Christianity?
What if our blessings, our healing, our prosperity, even our own salvation was not just for us? Don’t hold back what you’ve been given… Let it go. [Matthew 10:8]
Christianity is (and always was meant to be) an experiential lifestyle; It is not an intellectual pursuit. However, every follower of Christ should have at least a basic understanding of Theology, Church History, and Christian Apologetics. Just because you have the Mind of Christ doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use your brain! (The more I read … Continue reading