Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in What?????

Recently I had to endure another tragic wedding. And no it wasn’t because of what the bride chose to wear, it was watching another pastor exercise manipulation and control where there is no authorization in scripture to do so.  Let me explain. My first encounter of this magnitude occurred when I was just starting outContinue reading “Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in What?????”

No Compromise

I’m back at last. What a journey these last twelve weeks have been for me. I have been tested in ways I did not anticipate as I attempted to serve my family. I was glad I did. There was a now deceased Christian music artist known as Keith Green. He wrote a song called “IContinue reading “No Compromise”

It’s Beginning to Rain . . .

If you were to ask most evangelicals as to why they must be born again they would respond with the need to be forgiven and salvation.  But that is not what the Holy Spirit said at all. John 3:3 ESV – 3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is bornContinue reading “It’s Beginning to Rain . . .”

New Postings will resume shortly

1 Timothy 5:8 ESV – 8 But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. I just wanted to give a quick update that though my personal life has been extremely busy as of late, my thoughtsContinue reading “New Postings will resume shortly”

Not Worshiping Worship . . .

Our American culture is very much a consumer driven entertainment-based culture.  That has transferred in some ways to the concert style church. The very picture included was the first image I came up with in a google search for the word “worship;” A concert spectator style worship. I realize that all church services must beContinue reading “Not Worshiping Worship . . .”

When We Become the Focus of Worship (Pt 2) . . .

“If all you have is a hammer, it is amazing how every problem begins to look like a nail.” (Pop culture proverb attributed to many sources) There are two stories of Jesus healing a blind man by spitting.  First directly into the mans eyes and then secondly into a mud mixture: Mark 8:23 ESV –Continue reading “When We Become the Focus of Worship (Pt 2) . . .”

When We Become the Focus of Worship (Pt 1) . . .

I must admit that I was faced with disappointment this past Easter. I went to a local charismatic church to worship the risen Lord and instead all I heard was songs about us and what we are going to do, instead of what the Lord has done . . . Consider the opening song, “IContinue reading “When We Become the Focus of Worship (Pt 1) . . .”

Dear Church, dearMoon . . .

Today’s blog is more of pure speculation than anything else.  But as one who likes to gaze at the stars through my telescope and have submitted my name to the dearMoon Project, I think there is an issue that needs to be addressed.  Recently a co-worker shared the following image with me: And it gotContinue reading “Dear Church, dearMoon . . .”

Be the Ball . . .

In the movie Antz, there is an ant named Z. The ants are working constructing a new colony home.  But there is a General Mandible who wants to build a new colony by destroying everyone who is not like him.  Z has to save the day stating that those he seeks to destroy are theContinue reading “Be the Ball . . .”

Hobbiton vs Buckland

In the first book Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring, Tolkien makes a very wise observation.  The hero, Frodo was adopted by his uncle Bilbo who lived at Bag End in Hobbiton.  Frodo was from Buckland, on the other side of the river from where most Hobbits lived.  AllContinue reading “Hobbiton vs Buckland”