A couple of days ago I responded to an online discussion question that compared religiosity and righteousness. Honestly, I rarely comment on these kinds of questions because I don’t have much interest in having someone call me a socialist or something just because of how I interpret certain teachings from scripture about what it means … More Trading My Religion for a Cross and a Commandment
Don’t let the title of this post fool you. If you’re thrown off by this image and the title then chances are you have never heard of the show from the early 2000s based on the life of comedian Chris Rock as a teenager. The show was entitled “Everybody Hates Chris” and chronicled the awkward misadventures of young Chris as he navigated the challenges of growing up and trying to find his place in the world. … More Everybody Hates Christians
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
John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.” But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. … More Who Does Jesus Belong To?
My thoughts are strong on this point. Listen with caution. Excuse the blurriness. Over the past couple of weeks, I have seen several people reposting an article from the blog, Diversity Chronicle, entitled POPE FRANCIS CONDEMNS RACISM AND DECLARES THAT “ALL RELIGIONS ARE TRUE” AT HISTORIC THIRD VATICAN COUNCIL. My first thoughts when I saw this article were … More What’s It To You If All Religions Are True?
A few posts ago, I put up what I called “The Roofless Church’s Statement of Faith“. In some ways what I wrote was an accurate account of how I would express my faith if I was forced to do so for some reason or the other. And in some ways what I said was a … More Belief as a Contextual Framework for Spiritual Application
If you don’t want to slap me for making the above video, then we are friends for life even if we never meet. I can say that with honesty because if you can embrace the hub-bubbery that I spoke then it means that you are not living in the fear of loss and so we … More Nothing Is Never What We Think It Is
We’re Better Than That Back in the day I used to shine my light everywhere I went. I didn’t care what anyone thought, because I was so certain that I was doing what God put in my heart to do in every moment. I wasn’t bound by the burdens of society’s approval and I did … More We’re Better Than That