religion

Hebrews

Hebrews 13:18 | What Kind of Christian are You?

An interesting idea passed through my reading list this week. The comment was that each person, denomination, tradition, or opinion sees God and scripture in their own image. The challenge the person put forth is that everyone reads into the scripture their […]

Psalm

Psalms 119:12 | Everything is Awesome…

The Bible and everything about it is awesome. To the unfamiliar it is a dusty old book. It is written in a language of thee and thou that is hard to understand. To those that were raised in church and had a […]

Romans

Romans 1:8 | Faith Recognized

What kind of Christianity do you practice? Freewheeling anything goes or rigid rules driven judgements? Critics of Christianity paint Christians as cold judgmental rule keeping hypocrites and those that want Christianity portrayed in a positive light make Christianity out to be a […]

Acts

Acts 2:22 | Message and Mission

If the message from God to humankind is the good news of the Gospel that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and then is now raised to life then the mission is that each of us at some point in our short lives […]

Acts

Acts 1:4 | A Heart of Stone No More

Religion is man striving and working to secure the favor of God. Live this kind of life, go to this kind of church, give money to the poor, follow the ten commandments… I could write for days all of the things people […]

Psalm

Psalms 33:15 | Complete Perfection

What is the greatest thing you have ever created? It is an interesting question because there are so many ways to answer the question. I am not an artisan or an engineer so my physical creations are not all that great. I […]

1 Samuel

1 Samuel 8:5 | Not my President

Leadership is a valued focus of the world we live in. Books on leadership are endlessly published. At the university level there are entire classes focused on leadership. The Kindergarten teacher recommended my daughter be held back not because she was deficient […]

Easter Matthew -

Matthew 25:32 | The Easter Goat

Easter is upon us and just like clockwork a story to undermine Easter makes the news cycle. Easter is a holiday event marking the weekend of the good news of the gospel that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and then left the […]

1 Samuel 2:25 | Intercede for Me

I have made mistakes and hurt people. I cringe when some of those events come to mind. What happens when make mistakes are made that reach the court system? The idea of getting wrapped up in court or dealing with police would […]

1 Samuel 2:12 | Worthless Apart from God

Is there such a thing as a worthless person? I can think of a few professions that are worthless like drug dealer and television pundit. But to call an individual worthless is hard because we are all created in God’s image. We […]