Religious Rituals

I have been seeing "religious rituals" in a different light recently. I follow quite a few people on Twitter who are of a different denomination than I am. I have come to find out that Lutheran and Eastern Orthodox have just as many rituals as Catholics do - and I have come to realize that … Continue reading Religious Rituals

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Tweet-spiration

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

The Real Problem

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

Which God?

"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?

Lent 2017: Facebook Fast

Self-denial. That's why I... celebrate isn't the right word... participate(?) in Lent. I'm not Catholic, or any other Christian denomination that forces (again, probably not the right word) it's followers to fast. (Which probably explains my vocabulary issues.)  I mean, I usually go out of my way to avoid any sort of religious tradition - … Continue reading Lent 2017: Facebook Fast

How We See Jesus

I was listening to a preacher speak about healing and anger, which I have to admit was an interesting ride, but something I needed to hear nonetheless. In his sermon, he mentioned how Jesus (much like himself) had a “healing ministry.” Something resonated with me in that statement, but I wasn’t sure what it was … Continue reading How We See Jesus

There are just some kind of men who - who’re so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results. Miss Maudie (To Kill a Mockingbird)

Watching a Christian debate (usually against a Muslim or an Atheist, sometimes against another Christian) is a lot like watching any sporting event: The outcome is not going to change how you feel about your “team,” but you sure do hope they “win.” There’s no love in winning a debate - it’s not what Jesus … Continue reading

Close-Minded Christians

Christians are often thought of as being too close-minded in their theology: “Surely Jesus was a good person and moral teacher, but the only way to God? I’m sure He’s one way, maybe your way, but not the only way!” Even throughout Islam, Jesus is regarded as a Prophet, but surely not the Son of … Continue reading Close-Minded Christians

As a follower of Christ, you have received a new heart. You have a new identity. You’ve already been changed and now you get to mature into who you already are. The Danger of Turning Religion Into an Idol, by Pete Wilson