We must imitate Christ's life and his ways if we are to be truly enlightened and set free from the darkness of our own hearts. Let it be the most important thing we do, then, to reflect on the life of Jesus Christ. : Thomas a Kempis, "The Imitation of Christ" 1471 In a post-Christian … Continue reading Is Monasticism The Answer To Maintaining Purity of Faith In A Post-Christian America?
My wife, Cindy is a talented artist, whose style encompasses broad, intentionally placed brush strokes, but the same broad brush strokes that lend beauty to her paintings, can catch too many innocents in our strokes of discontent, when we paint with too wide of a brush in our daily discourse with one another. We often … Continue reading Caught in the Brush Strokes
"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