One of the most challenging (sadly) parts of Christianity and Church life is reconciliation. Pride, feelings, and genuine pain often get in the way of what we, as the church, are supposed to demonstrate. Join me and Bro. Derrick in discussing this critical (and often missing) part of the church and Christian life. Find us … Continue reading The Lonely Pastors’ Podcast – EP 3 Biblical Reconciliation
Where’s the Kool-Aid? I need some Revelation 20!
“Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he threw him into the abyss, and shut … Continue reading Where’s the Kool-Aid? I need some Revelation 20!
Reality, Propaganda, Informed Consent, and The Mark of the Beast
Let me begin with a few bits of context. I am not an "anti-vaxxer", despite being labeled as one in the last few months (my daughters have all standard vaccinations- even our dogs get their "shots". I have also frequently been labeled as a conspiracy theorist, despite my record of debunking such craziness - though … Continue reading Reality, Propaganda, Informed Consent, and The Mark of the Beast
Please Stop Abusing Scripture
Brethren - there is NEVER an appropriate time or circumstance to force meaning or personal views onto Scripture. It is never appropriate, regardless of your intentions, to pluck Scripture out of its context, then bend it back double to paint a picture or prove a point to "reach a hurting person". The formal term for … Continue reading Please Stop Abusing Scripture
Responsibility, Decisions, Accountability, and Politics
I have made plenty of mistakes in my life, from economic to moral, from spiritual to physical. When I was a child, my parents tried to be selective in when and how they would "bail me out" of the consequences of my errors, all with the intent of guiding me to learn from my mistakes. … Continue reading Responsibility, Decisions, Accountability, and Politics
Racism, Hate, and Counterproductive Acts
Media is aflame - from network news to social media, everyone is losing their minds over Jussie Smollett's accusations and now arrest. What we see is an example of hate, racism, and an unregenerate heart deliberately trying to further divide this nation, and it seriously pushes the envelope not just of the law, but truly … Continue reading Racism, Hate, and Counterproductive Acts
A Burger King god
This post was originally posted by the author on his Old Blog and represents one of his favorite (and oldest) posts. There is a "new" and destructive trend blowing through Christianity. But in reality, this trend is nothing new. The Apostle Paul wrote stern warnings, and Jesus Himself warned of this trend. But even if we … Continue reading A Burger King god
Who Is Jesus? (Deity of Christ) Part 5: Who Can Forgive but God?
Luke 5:20-21 And when he saw their faith, he said, “Man, your sins are forgiven you.” And the scribes and the Pharisees began to question, saying, “Who is this who speaks blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone?” Jesus clearly made many claims of His own Deity - see the previous installments of this series … Continue reading Who Is Jesus? (Deity of Christ) Part 5: Who Can Forgive but God?
Part 4: Who Alone Is to be Worshipped?
Matthew 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.” While being tempted by Satan in the wilderness, Jesus responded to Satan's calling for Jesus to worship him in exchange for all the kingdoms of the earth, Jesus … Continue reading Part 4: Who Alone Is to be Worshipped?
The Blame Game, Agendas, and Reality
After a troubled night of sleep, much prayer, and time in God's Word, I am still struggling with the events yesterday Sutherland Springs, Texas. I'm struggling with what could drive a person to commit such a horrific act. I struggle with my own family and their safety - especially after the news that the pastor … Continue reading The Blame Game, Agendas, and Reality