"He went to the synagogue to reason with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and he spoke daily in the public square to all who happened to be there." Acts 17:17 "Logos" is a Greek word signifying both "reason" and "word", and is ascribed to the "Word" of God (Jesus), described in the prologue to John 1. … Continue reading What Led to the Millennial Exodus and Will Reason Bring Them Back?
Have you ever wondered, as have I, why in the face of adversity, the human race continually fails to look back and see where the hand of God was working? I find it hard to wrap my head around the incredulity demonstrated by early Hebrews, who after being freed from slavery by their God (a God who … Continue reading Becoming Stoned in Times of Need
Imagine going to church on Sunday and singing songs of faith, then beating your slaves on Monday. Is it too far of a reach, to suggest that very thing is happening today, only the slaves are those being marginalized and vilified by a political ideology that a sub-set of white evangelicals have aligned themselves with - a … Continue reading Slaveholder Gospel Continues to Distort American Christianity
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (Phil. 2:5-7) Pancake Theology As I was getting ready to retire late one … Continue reading Pancakes at Midnight
Just prior to being introduced as the new head pastor of a mega-church, a pastor disguises himself as a homeless person, and walks around his soon-to-be church, as people began filing in. Very few of those entering the mega-church that day, acknowledged him with a greeting, as they would to other parishioners (you know - "May … Continue reading The Least of These – A Central Tenet of Red Letter Christianity