Religious Freedom & Legislating Morality

In a recent post by Douglas Wilson he commented about the reasons why Christians take the stances they do: So our reasoning should go like this. You don’t get have four wives because Jesus rose from the dead. You don’t get to marry someone of your own sex because when Christ took His bride He established…

The Shack

I am writing this partly as a review for the book/movie but moreso because even though it is fiction it is teaching somethings about God. Now I understand that the point of the book is to address loss and to comfort those that may need it, but in doing so it seems to me that while general…

Dancing with God

I know very little about dancing except that you need rhythm and there should be a leader. I notice that our walk with God can be like a dance. Then I see that dancing with God, often I at times try to take lead and step on his toes. I feel like because I can feel…

Why isn’t God more fancy?

This is a follow-up to last week about wonder. Why is it that we are able to look at the wonder of our galaxy and conclude that the “Truth is out there”but we are equally as unwilling to carry that notion over to perhaps the answer being God? To me this seems to follow. If…

Laurels of your Forefathers

It is a new day, the election is over, the people have spoken. Are we stabilized or destabilized? Are we happy or fearful? How will we respond, is it time for the prayer to cease? I hope not. We can no longer rest in what those before had provided for us. We were given an…

Decide 2016 (A Time to Choose)

With America’s birthday just this week what better topic than choice?  No, this is not about the presidential candidate, but do make a decision on that as well, and probably one that respects God if you are a Christian. But the ongoing need to make a decision is a pressing issue for us all. This is…

Passionate Digression

Sharing our faith is always a good thing to do, but asking why and how are also good things to do. So…do we love our passion? They are ours to love so yeah I guess so. Is our passion God? How do you speak about God? A good question, maybe it is one I just…

On the increase of his Government

I gave this sermon on 5/22/16 about Government and the trying times we are in and how that causes us to not want to believe Romans 13:1-7. Sermon here 🙂 Below is a somewhat synopsis. I don’t want to be political as in trying to influence policy, that is not my purpose. But commenting on the…

On Moralizing God

Chistopher Hitchens has an infamous response to the Christian apologetic of morals derived from God. He claims firstly that vicarious atonement is evil and that circumcision is bodily mutilation. Therefor God is not moral, basically. He goes on in his book to record the many ways that following God leads to evil. In other words God…

A Profile of God

God tells us what he like. He passes before Moses in the cleft of the rock and announces himself. He informs us what kind of God he is, and he is good. Exodus 34:6,7 The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands forgiving iniquity…

Another Game of Thrones

The struggle for control. I believe this is something that all Christians will deal with at some point. So I admit I have read the books and they are quite good. Entertaining, engaging and while it does have some occasional questionable material, that is easily dealt with by simply turning the page. The overall message is…

It’s OK to be Overwhelmed

I actually wrote this a couple days before Jay’s passing, but it is nonetheless true, in fact it is more true as it has kept me going. I need God’s overwhelming peace and joy and grace both in trials and out. As I continue to walk through the fruit of the spirit with the youth group we come…