I normally don’t listen to Preachers on the radio. Why? Well, to say it kindly, they don’t speak to me; they always start in one place, love, and end in another place, judgement and law; besides, I find most rather boring, and unrealistic. Most of what they say is off base from what Jesus shares in the Collective Narrative. Now, you can disagree with me, and that’s fine, but let me share an example. Our neighbor’s granddaughter was being baptized… Read more

Doctrine does not determine who is a follower of Christ, following the teachings of Jesus does. Read more

I’m your average nerdy white guy; I dance like your average nerdy white guy. Given that, guess what, I still give it my best shot. I’m willing to get on the dance floor, flailing my arms around, jumping around like a crazy man, even if I’m dancing off beat, I dance. I don’t care if people make fun of me, because I’m having fun. The music moves me; I feel it, I embrace it. I listen to the words that… Read more

The feed me crowd take the words of Jesus to Peter, “If you love me, feed my sheep” to mean, “It’s the pastor’s, and others, responsibility to feed me, because I’m one of the sheep of Jesus.” But what they forget, is that a shepherd leads the sheep to an open field, where the sheep graze in community, feeding themselves. Read more

I’m a firm believer that we are called to reach out, and with love, to embrace the dirty [the lepers], the hard [the shepherds]; those with the sharp-edges of live sticking out all over them [the merchant]; those screaming as they’re pushed to the side, seeking only to be wanted [the tax collector]. It’s unfortunate that may in a safe church don’t see it this way, and yes, it should break all our hearts. If you come across others in… Read more

Let’s start off with a little honesty, with the possible exception of most Pastors, Priests, Church, or Denominational Leaders, long time Church Goers, Theologians, and a few Seminary Professors, most, if not all, people outside our churches could care less about our theology. Most people could care less if we hold an Arminian, or Calvinist, view of theology; they could care less about our method of baptism; they could care less about our ‘denominational distinctions;’ They could care less if… Read more

To quote the great theologians, Cheap Trick, “I want you to want me. I need you to need me. I’d love you to love me.” Read more

What if, you read 1 Corinthians 13 in a very unusual way? What if, it was written to be focused on YOU, and filled with questions – would it make reading it easier, or would it upset those who are more concerned with “tradition” and less about the message? Read more

I figure if you’re sending time thinking about how this idea will not work, or how complex the problem is, you have no desire to help feed the hungry anyway, so what does it matter? Read more

Saying others must accept your views, or they’re being intolerant, is simply a complete misunderstanding of the concept of tolerance. Read more

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