Without exposure to other ways of thinking, a K-12 education will make you and your children effectively indoctrinated into a myth even more pervasive than the boogie man.
In some ways this post is confessional. I have lately been telling myself that I need to begin following my own advice…
Yet, it seems many people are far more fired up about a Supreme Court nominee, a religious freedom order or famous politicians showing friendship and favor toward Christian leaders, churches and organizations.
What commands your energy, your passion, your resources, your time? What consumes your thoughts and influences your decision making process? What holds ultimate value in your life?
A lot of us need to stop pretending that we aren’t racists. (Yes, I really did say that.)
You probably haven’t ever been whipped or imprisoned for your faith. But we all share in weaknesses.
"...you quickly realize what happens is these people were being rascals and didn’t listen to a lot of what Jesus said."
In all honesty, it has always been difficult for me to reconcile the wrathful side of God with His loving side.
During my high school years, I spent a majority of my after school working hours (and summers as well) […]
It is appropriate on this day, almost exactly one month in advance of the day this country has deemed as the official day assigned to the birth of our Lord and Savior, to reflect on the subject of thankfulness.
“Getting ready” for the specific things to which we are called as believers requires intentionality.
In Part 2 of the "Are You Ready?" series we evaluate our current status, are we truly ready for it means to be Christians?
Christmas…it’s a word that for millions brings joy, excitement, and fond memories. The excitement of waking up and finding presents under the tree, of Christmas dinner, and cookies. I used to be one of those people…I used to enjoy this holiday the magic and excitement, the spectacle and the grandeur of it all. I am not one of those people anymore…call me Scrooge or the Grinch…but Christmas is not all it’s cracked up to be.
Have you ever heard an argument against the existence of God that you were almost persuaded by?
Ok, so this has needed to be done now and from dialogue that I have had in the past week or so that inclination was affirmed. So in this post I am going to be as faithful as possible to a Christian view of homosexuality.
In every avenue, I have pursued it and in every avenue, it has been denied. For a really long time I thought that this just meant that I needed to wait just a little longer. But after some recent events...
Being a person feeling a call to ministry and having the training as such, I find myself on a continual basis examining my faith, ministry, the church, and mission. A conversation being had on Facebook (curse you Facebook) got me thinking about what it means to be in meaningful Christian relationships and how it should look.
There are seasons in everyone’s life where nothing seems to be going right, where nothing you do makes it better, and everything that is done feels wrong. I had felt this way deep down inside for a very long time…not knowing how to deal with it, or express it.
So after last week’s reflective post its right back down to business. Today I am writing on a topic that is very near and dear to my heart. Evangelism is one of the few topics in today’s church that is given a decent amount of sermon time.
Transgenderism once called Gender Identity Disorder (GID) and most recently renamed Gender Dysphoria is defined as a person with, “…a strong desire to be the opposite sex.”(Young, 1999).
Perhaps one of the most misunderstood issues within the church is the issue of depression. Many don’t know how to deal with it…not Christians struggling with it, or Christians trying to help the struggling.