Self-Sacrificing Love

Does compassion for the lost move you? Are we willing to go to our end for the rest of you? Have we gathered this? I know that I read that questions and I know that I fall so short. I will sacrifice for my family. I will sacrifice for those that I truly love but does sacrifice define…

The struggle with Love

I first wrote this when 50 shades of Grey came out but never got around to publishing it, but now with 50 Shades Darker darkening the horizon further of America morality I will do so now. Love is in the air, everyone is seeking it, everyone knows that it is out there to be found….

A Liberation Theology

This idea of Liberation Theology is making the rounds again, so let’s talk about what it is. A lot progressive Christians are getting on this cart this time around. The premise is basically that God has preferential treatment and thus a mindset towards those who are in bondage, or the downcast or the dregs of society….

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…

Growing and Play Things

It can be a burden to always address heavy topics but that’s where we are in our country and the church should always be prepared to respond with the hope that they have. Thankfully other things are also important in the Christian life. Raphael is 2 years old now, he is bigger and he is requiring more…

Targeting your Protest

We have the latest Christian protest on our hands. Target has adopted a new policy allowing trans-gendered individuals to assert their sexuality in bathrooms across the stores. People who accept their own biology get upset. Christians protest. Some have already pointed out that to protest this would really lead to so many other such financial decisions…

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…

Fruit and Lovin’

We were are going through the fruits of the Spirit at youth group so I was reminded about this day in my life. We were talking about Love the very first fruit. Love is great but we have to let God define love for us. First Corinthians the love chapter helps us out in this…

Chasing the Carrot

Theology of hope and blessing are an interesting thing. Always having hope is important. It is essential to the Christian life. Looking toward the future with expectation in Christ’s return is important. Looking forward to the day of our redemption is vital to Christian health. Knowing where we are going is important to any journey….

And Justice for All (I need a Hero)

No, this is not about Metallica’s hit album from 1988 nor is this about AL Pacino’s movie from 1979. But Justice for All is what we all want, what we all desire. And rightfully so, God created us in such a way that we recognize the lack of it, and desire wrongs to be righted….

Sex and Violence

Based on a previous post about the comedian and my response to that I recently had a short discussion with a friend of mine on the merits of Christian consumption of entertainment. Specifically about how our entertainment speaks and how we receive, respond, and even have a voice with it.  I had that discussion and…

Ask me about my Humility

Recently some friends of mine were talking about how this would be an awesome bumper sticker. I agree, I would laugh and honk if I saw it. But this is not how humility works. It has been said the minute you got it you have lost it. But is this really true?  Is humility so…