“You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also; and if anyone wants to sue you and take your coat, give your cloak … More Do Not Resist Evil?
On July 17, 2016, I preached a sermon entitled “Broken For You”. The idea behind the sermon came down to the idea that if people took 100% responsibility for their lives the whole world would be transformed in an instant. The spark for the sermon came from Jesus’ teaching that those who desire to follow … More If You Don’t Bear Your Cross, Someone Else Will Have To
How do you relate to the labels that have been assigned to you or that you have assumed? Are they prisons that bind you or do they demonstrate choices that you have made and relationships that you are a part of? Do you define the labels or do the labels define you? Here is a … More Do Your Names and Labels Define You?
Somewhere in time there is a part of me that I visit frequently. He is in a dark room and he feels alone. He is living a lie. He believes that he is separate from God and from everything else in life–the consummate individual. Even though he knows that he can get up and walk … More Coming Out of the Dark…
May the Radiant Love of God permeate your very being as you engage the message of this post. May it once and for all remove all doubt that you are One with the Creator eternally. Can you hear it when I tell you that you have been with God from the beginning and beyond. Just … More One In All and All In One
Let me begin this post by saying that I absolutely love the Bible. I have read a lot of books in my life and the Bible by far has been the most intriguing work I have ever engaged. With the exception of The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave, C.S. Lewis’ Mere … More The Gospel According to You
When I watched the movie Lincoln, I kept thinking about how amazing it was that he never apologized for doing whatever it took for him to get the votes necessary to pass the 13th amendment that ended slavery. For some reason it called to mind the Biblical parable of the unjust steward. If you see … More I Apologize For Being Sorry
This post may bother some of us who think of Christ as a Superhero Santa Claus who saves us from all of our problems and makes all of our wishes come true. What if Jesus’ greatest power is being a friend who loves us no matter what and considers what is best for us and … More Does Jesus Care What We Think?
WARNING: This post can be depressing if you are the type of person that looks for the negative or positive in everything. I love you, but this post is not for you. This post is for people who are interested in taking responsibility for how they receive the world. Everyone else, I have to direct you … More The World Is Meaningless
Are you one of those people who needs someone to blame? When something goes “wrong” does your mind start racing looking for “who’s the cause of your disappointment”? Do you think, ” Why me?” Well have you ever thought, ” Why not me?” What makes so many of us think that we are so special … More Thank God for the Devil