February 26, 2020

Some of you may have been following the saga of the “Love Buts” that started last week here on the blog, and then followed up with a rebuttal. Today I have great news to share. The Story So Far…. After publishing a post here – Attack of the Love Buts – about how many Christians often want to balance my comments like “God IS Love” and “Those who live in love live in God and God in them” with corrections… Read more

February 19, 2020

Yesterday I posted an article here “Attack of the Love Buts” about how some Christians just can’t stand the idea of God being love without penciling in the idea that “God is also a God of Wrath”. This morning I woke up to this delightful email from a brother in Christ: “Dear Keith…I am afraid that you are distorting the Scriptures – ….just as you quote many Scriptures saying that God is love, so too, could we quote a balance… Read more

February 18, 2020

  Try this experiment. Step 1: Post “God is Love” on Facebook or Twitter. Step 2: Wait 10 minutes. Step 3: Read dozens of posts from Christians who are eager to remind you that God is love, BUT God is also a God of wrath. This is my life. Almost every single week. I get responses from Christians – always Christians – who cannot allow a post like “God is love and all who live in love live in God,… Read more

February 17, 2020

For the longest time I believed these 3 lies. The Gospel is about saying a prayer so you can go to Heaven when you die. The Father turned His face away from Jesus on the cross. God is too Holy to be in the presence of sin. The Gospel is NOT about saying a prayer so you can go to heaven when you die. The Gospel [Good News] is found by reading the Gospels [Matthew, Mark, Luke or John] and… Read more

February 13, 2020

“Do you believe in the Five Fold Ministry?” Someone asked me this very question the other day, and after a lot of thought and research I’ve finally got my answer – “No. I don’t.” Perhaps it would help if I were to clarify what I mean? First of all, in case you don’t know what I’m talking about, the Five Fold Ministry is a concept taken from one single passage in the New Testament (Ephesians 4:11-13) which says: “So Christ… Read more

February 12, 2020

For most of my Christian life, I was trained to pray to God a certain way. This form of petitionary prayer is essentially an exercise in begging God to be merciful, or kind or loving towards us or those we love most. Honestly, this is how I’ve prayed to God for over 40 years now. But recently I’ve started to realize how pointless and stupid this is. Why? Because what I’m doing is begging God to be good, and that… Read more

February 7, 2020

For those who are Deconstructing their faith, the common denominator for many of them is a complete overhaul of how they see and understand the Bible. To put it another way: Once you realize that God didn’t write the Bible and that we did, you’ve taken your first step outside of the fear-based traditional Christian control machine. Because more often than not the Bible is used as a bludgeon to keep Christians safely behind the razor wire of religious captivity…. Read more

January 31, 2020

Dozens of studies, surveys and reports all confirm the fact that the Christian Church in America is in decline, shrinking, dying  out and becoming more internally divided than ever before. We’re polarized over political tribalism. We’re separated by our doctrines. We’re scattered apart by our differences. It’s nothing new, but at least there was a time when our leaders would fight for unity and work hard to mend wounds and heal the divide. Not much anymore. I spent a few… Read more

January 30, 2020

One of the most fundamental disagreements between Jesus and the Pharisees had to do with how they viewed God, and this influenced how they understood Holiness. For the Pharisees, Holiness was a very strict code. It had everything to do with how they viewed God – Powerful, aloof, set apart and much too Holy and perfect to even glance towards anyone who was a sinner. Because of this view of God, the Pharisees behaved in much the same way: Too… Read more

January 24, 2020

You make His heart sing. He can’t stop thinking about you. He throws back His head and He sings over you. The voices of the angels ring in His ears night and day, but what He yearns for most desperately is to hear your voice calling out His name. You think you’re worthless, but He thinks you’re worth dying for. The value He has placed on you is greater than you can imagine. He literally gave His life to be… Read more

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