If you didn’t know, the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day is today. Of course, if you are a part of a church context whose direct lineage is not the Reformation (like me), then you have no immediate reason to know this other than simply because you keep up with the extended Christian Church family. So in thinking about this momentous event, I figured I would … Continue reading Why I believe God does not celebrate Reformation Day…but does not condemn our recognition of it.
It was one of the most pronounced encounters with the Holy Spirit of my life because I knew that I had crossed a line in my relationship with God. Continue reading The Pastor’s Greatest Enemy
Sometimes we assume too much about how far we have traveled down the road of spiritual maturity. We assume that we have gone farther than we actually have. We talk with too much confidence about what we know; pretend at having more insight than we actually possess; greater wisdom than we have actually attained. I know that has been a part of my story. I have learned a few lessons along the way, but I try and remind myself that if I am not careful I can slip back into bad patterns of living.
Continue reading “Confessions of a Functional Deist”
If you claim to be a Christian, and if you cannot separate your feelings about an issue from your feelings about a person or people, then we have a problem. Continue reading Selective Outrage and the god named “Social Media”
Last week I bought the most expensive Bible I have ever purchased. Continue reading The Value of a Valuable Bible
The promise of God’s comfort is so wonderful that it really is beyond description. Continue reading Video Spotlight | “God Himself” by Matthew Smith