April 4, 2020

  A few years ago I was having coffee with a friend of mine. He asked how our little house church was going. I let him know it was going great and asked about his group. What he said next really shifted my paradigms in a good way. He said, “Well, we’re all learning how to love God and love one another…” I nodded and sipped my coffee, but then he kept going and added this: “…and we’re all learning… Read more

April 2, 2020

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, it’s that I need other people. Human beings were created for community. Whether you’re an introvert or an extrovert, the fact is you need people in your life to grow, learn, heal and thrive as a human being. None of us will ever survive alone. This is why solitary confinement is considered an effective form of torture. Because no matter who you are, you were created to experience human connections. So,… Read more

March 26, 2020

  For most of my life I was told a lie about the Gospel of Jesus. It was only a few years ago that I heard the actual Gospel message of Jesus, and everything has changed since then. See, I was raised Southern Baptist. I was even licensed and ordained as a Minister of the Gospel and served in numerous Christian churches as a pastor at various levels. During that time I only knew the False Evangelical Gospel which went… Read more

March 25, 2020

I hear so many people saying they’re still trying to find their purpose in life. As if they need God to slip a message inside a fortune cookie or appear to them in a dream and anoint them for a specific mission that will accomplish something critical to God’s plan for the Universe. It doesn’t work that way. Not for anyone. Those who do say they’ve discovered their purpose in life didn’t hear any voices from heaven or receive an… Read more

March 19, 2020

Christians have a unique problem. We know some verses of scripture so well that we can’t see clearly what it really says. For example, the Lord’s Prayer. Even non-Christians I know can recite the words, “Our Father, who is in Heaven; Hallowed be your Name. Your kingdom come, your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread…” etc. But repeating the words from memory isn’t the same as understanding what is… Read more

March 16, 2020

The way our media portrays the news about Coronavirus may be more dangerous than the actual virus, at the moment.   In other words, the tone of fear that pervades every news story about this virus is creating more harm than the virus itself. For example: We read about the NBA shutting down all games, and the NCAA playing to empty stadiums; Disney closing their theme parks; certain states have shut down restaurants and bars; movie theaters are closing down,… Read more

March 11, 2020

Americans, be aware. Recently, as I have watched the news, there is lot of attention being focused on politicians who identify as “Evangelical Christians” who seek to use their influence within our Government to impose “Shekina Law” in this country. This is an example of Christianity in action, because dozens of the members are representing the Christian point of view, which boils down to a hatred for other religions and a desire to impose their religious views on everyone else…. Read more

March 9, 2020

Honestly, this is one of those things that seriously drives me batty. Christians who major on Moses, or study Nehemiah, or focus on Paul’s epistles and hardly ever talk about Jesus [except on Good Friday, Easter or Christmas], are very curious to me. I really just don’t understand it. They call themselves “Christians” but don’t know what Jesus taught. They wear t-shirts with his picture on it, but can’t tell you what the Sermon on the Mount was about. They… Read more

March 5, 2020

  So many Christians have bought into the “Left Behind” version of End Times prophecy that they don’t realize this doctrine is only as old as 1830, which is when John Nelson Darby invented “Dispensationalism” [the same year Joseph Smith invented Mormonism, by the way], and popularized this notion that all of those prophecies and promises made to Israel in the Old Testament are actually still unfulfilled – pushing everything out into the future somewhere “out there” so Christians are… Read more

March 4, 2020

Oh bendable, poseable Jesus, how I love thee. Let me count the ways. I love how I can bend my Jesus away from all the non-violent “love your enemy” talk and dismiss the Prince of Peace stuff by simply twisting my little Jesus over to the “go and buy a sword” version I love so much. I love how I can pose my bendable Jesus into the war-mongering, sinner-slaughtering white horse-riding Jesus with the sword in his mouth, slashing his… Read more

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