Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 2)

In the last post we looked at the abhorrent way God looks at trying to take money in exchange to become more spiritual. And while I am hard pressed to even remotely suggest that we are to emulate the way the Beatles lived their lives; it seems early on in their musical career they hadContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 2)”

Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 1)

While I would be hard pressed to even remotely suggest that the Beatles live a Christian life to be emulated. Yet one of there earliest hits was a lesson that I still see the church struggle with today. In the twentieth century, along with the rise of radio and television, many ministries sprung up allContinue reading “Can’t Buy Me Love . . . (Pt 1)”

It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time . . .

Whether or not we would like to admit it, evangelicalism and Charismatic churches are at a crossroads. While it is estimated (on Wikipedia) that 1 in 4 Christians worldwide derive there understanding of the faith from this branch of the family tree so to speak. From what I have read and observed from over 30Continue reading “It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time . . .”

Cooties, Cooties, You Got the Cooties . . .

In the United States there is a game that children play called “You Got the Cooties.”  While on one hand the game is supposed to be fun, on the other hand it quite often becomes a vicious, sly way of bullying and manipulating other children. What happens is that when a popular child feels threatenedContinue reading “Cooties, Cooties, You Got the Cooties . . .”

Shake, Rattle, and Roll . . .

How do we know that we love God?  John seems to be the one turn to for wisdom: John 8:42 NASB – 42 Jesus said to them, “If God were your Father, you would love Me, for I proceeded forth and have come from God, for I have not even come on My own initiative,Continue reading “Shake, Rattle, and Roll . . .”

Demands, Commands, and other types of Mands . . .

In the 1980s there was a book making the rounds by Josh McDowell. Josh became famous for writing a book called, Evidence that Demands a Verdict. A classic regarding the historical accuracy of Scripture, Jesus, and the Crucifixion. But back in the day he was also famous for a lesser known book called, Giver, Takers,Continue reading “Demands, Commands, and other types of Mands . . .”

Trust but Verify . . .

When I first started this blog, my intent was not to delve into politics but issues facing the church. But due to current events, I have come to see how much overlap there has been. But I want to point out my recent blogs are not about who you voted for, but how treat othersContinue reading “Trust but Verify . . .”

It Looks like a Three Dog Night . . .

There was a rock group in the early seventies known as Three Dog Night. There name is derived from someone homeless on the street, knowing that it will be a cold night, he is in need of at least three dogs to keep him warm while he sleeps. Two of the biggest hits of thisContinue reading “It Looks like a Three Dog Night . . .”

Much Ado About Nothing . . .

Luke 6:35-36 NASB – 35 “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil [men.] 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. What are evangelicalsContinue reading “Much Ado About Nothing . . .”

This Ain’t My First Rodeo . . .

I had an interesting conversation yesterday with a woman I talk with once in while where I shop. She looked really dejected so I asked if she was ok. She said she was really worried about her adult son, because he was an ardent Trump supporter. I took her words as concern for her sonContinue reading “This Ain’t My First Rodeo . . .”