July 16, 2018

Just once I’d love to hear you  take your megaphone and stand up in front of the bar, or outside the rock concert and say something like this: “Listen to me, oh people! The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. “That’s right! God does not live in a church! “And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed… Read more

July 13, 2018

For years I was told by my pastors, my Sunday School teachers and my mentors that I needed to have a dedicated Quiet Time with God if I wanted to grow as a Christian and learn to hear God’s voice. And I believed it. So, I used to schedule time every morning to spend with God. For the first few days, maybe even a week, I’d wake up early, pour some coffee, sit down on the sofa with my Bible… Read more

July 12, 2018

Over the last few months, I’ve run across 3 scripture verses that are seriously melting my brain. (In a very good way.) The first one is this: “15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he… Read more

July 10, 2018

As the American Empire begins its slow decline, here’s a handy checklist to help you determine when you are officially living in a Fascist State: Does your Government spy on your phone calls, email, and text communications? Does your Government execute its own citizens without a trial or even formal criminal charges? Does your Government imprison journalists who attempt to expose their war crimes?  Does your nation currently imprison more of its citizens than any other nation on the face of the planet? Are your local police carrying… Read more

July 6, 2018

I realized the other day that I spend a lot of my time trying to introduce Christians to Jesus. The hard thing is, most of them don’t realize that they’re not following Jesus. They think that because they are “Christians” or because they prayed the sinner’s prayer, that means they’re Christ-followers. Unfortunately, no. Here’s how I know this: I used to be just like them. I was actually a licensed and ordained minister of the Gospel who had served as… Read more

July 5, 2018

When it comes to the Bible, many Christians are sincerely confused. They’ve been told that the Bible is “God-breathed” and “Infallible” by their Pastors, and that it contains no errors, contradictions or mistakes of any kind. Worse yet, many of them have been told that if the Bible is wrong about anything, it’s wrong about everything and the entire thing should be thrown out. Sadly, all of this has set many Christians up for a fall. All it takes, then,… Read more

July 3, 2018

  For many Christians, the idea of separating their faith and their politics is absurd. They see nothing wrong with having an American flag in the sanctuary. They have no problem pledging allegiance to the flag before the service starts. They sincerely believe that being patriotic and Christian is perfectly fine – even normal. But for the first 300 years of Church history, no Christian would have ever pledged allegiance to their birth nation. To do so would have been… Read more

June 28, 2018

The Messiah came as promised, but not as expected. They wanted a warrior. They got a baby. They wanted a King. They got a shepherd. They wanted regime change in Israel. They got regime change in their hearts. Jesus subverted their ideas of Messiah. He came as the unexpected answer to their prayers for freedom, and liberty, and salvation. They expected a violent revolutionary. They got a peaceful revolutionary who disarmed their hearts and transformed their lives. When this unexpected… Read more

June 27, 2018

Over the weekend I was in Grafton, Ohio [near Cleveland], speaking at a Forum on “Crucifying Our Politics To Pledge Allegiance To The Lamb.” While there, the host of the event, Pastor Jim Thornton, mentioned something about the “4 Degrees of Love” originally described by Bernard of Clairvaux, a French Catholic monk born in 1090. According to Bernard, there are 4 Degrees of Love which are described as follows: The First Degree: To love oneself for the sake of oneself… Read more

June 25, 2018

  I had an interesting dream the other night that was a combination of philosophy, theology and mathematics. I’ll do my best to communicate this in blog form but it might be something that works better as a live presentation or dialog. Let me know if this makes sense or not. The philosopher Xeno had a theory which worked on paper (in theory) but was not possible to recreate in the real world. In essence, Xeno proved mathematically that it… Read more

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