"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?
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
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
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
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. (2 Timothy 4:3-4 NASB) I used to think this … Continue reading Ear Candy