Enrollment in Heaven

God often speaks in terms of the book of Life and the names written down which would be a fine thing on its own, except in a few places he speaks about spilling the ink. He mentions that names written down can be stricken from the record. They are blotted out. This was before the…

Courageous

I realized I wasn’t done talking about this subject. I have struggled with the idea of courage for a while. Sometimes I thought if I would have had a better relationship with my father I would be braver. If I would have had that hunter-fighter father figure I would be more of a warrior. If only…

Why talk about Grace?

I thought I would write a follow up to the “Why talk about sin”, it is only fair, right? It is necessary to do this because they are not competing-ideas, but equally sad that some think that they are. When the pendulum of history and culture swings there is always a commentary to answer the…

Why talk about sin?

I know that sin is not a fun topic. In fact, I would rather not talk about it actually. It upsets people. People assume you are judging them. People assume you are hating on them. It makes people think you are attacking them, and if done poorly it can simply be just that. But Jesus…

Perfecting the Enemy of the Good

We all know the adage: perfection is the enemy of the good. Having some sort of standard of perfection like ultimate fairness, or equality of outcome, or some such, can in some ways ruin our lunch when all we said was “all things being equal taco bell is a decent purchase.” The phrase saying all things…

Explain God to them

Dennis Prager has basically said the reason religion is on the decline is that religious people stopped explaining the “Why”. In other words, we should not just say a position, but we need to explain it to them. This is true. I would add, this is the same reason that people do not want to talk about…

How to be Community

Everyone is trying to be in a community these days. Communities are simply a group of people who band together to stand before a divided world. Communities are bound by interests or experiences. Communities are when we discover the positive side of gang affiliation. Gangs look out for those who are “in” and take care…

How to be Fearless

Fear is a big problem. I always laughed at those “No Fear” tee shirts growing up as a kid. They were just so slogan, and for what I wasn’t even sure. Probably because as a kid you are fearless to an extent until you discover you aren’t. Somethings come along in life and knock you…

Jordan Peterson

I have become a Jordan Peterson fan. Some will find that obvious me being a conservative, but what is not so obvious is his view of Christianity. I have listened to him opine over, what he makes out to be the difficult question of did Jesus rise from the dead and do you believe in…

This is real Love

This line from a song spoke to me after I heard it for the seventeenth time. When we think in terms of love we tend to think in terms of chocolates, flowers, corsets, googly-eyes, and sex. But what if we have merely taken an expression of love and made it out to be the whole…