The Least of These – A Central Tenet of Red Letter Christianity

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

When Faith Gives Way to Fear

Faith, as described in Hebrews 11:1, is “the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”.  A verse penned by 19th Century hymn writer Horatio Spafford, expresses it this way: "And Lord haste the day, when my faith shall be sight." Faith in God is the acceptance of the "assurance" found in Hebrews 11:1 and … Continue reading When Faith Gives Way to Fear

Rethinking What it Means to be a Christian

"One moment there had been nothing but darkness; next moment a thousand, thousand points of light leaped out."  - C.S. Lewis's 1955 novel The Magician's Nephew. We hear a lot of rhetoric today about nationalism and citizenship, particularly in the current  debate over immigration in this country.  Many white evangelical Christians have joined the political chorus, … Continue reading Rethinking What it Means to be a Christian