Posts tagged ‘Christian’

No More

The daily devotional we read today was another in an array of similar writings on facing the trials of life. Read more…

God’s Compassion – Not Institutional Compulsion

JS Park writes good, solid words. This post is exactly what my blog is about so I have decided to re-blog it here. I have deliberately omitted some of it so that you will go to the original and spend time on his site.
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When Pain Screams

There are times when pain screams louder than hope. Read more…

Cut from the Team But Not Out of the Game

Christianity is not a spectator sport. Read more…

So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore

Book reviews aren’t my thing, but I just read a book that is one of the best tree shakers I have found. “So You Don’t Want to Go to Church Anymore” was published seven years ago, but I just found it a month ago. Read more…

Pure Religion

Hypocrisy truly serves the devil. The tragedy for modern Christians comes from the rewards given for being the best hypocrite possible! Read more…

Act of Active Confession

Repeating the mantra, “And forgive us for all our sins, for Christ’s sake. AMEN” falls short of spiritual standards. Words are not enough. Read more…

What Do You Think?

good_thoughts“Do not be preoccupied with evildoers.
Do not envy those who do wicked things.

Trust the Lord, and do good things.
Live in the land, and practice being faithful.

Surrender yourself to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.
Do not be preoccupied with {an evildoer} who succeeds in his way
when he carries out his schemes.
Let go of anger, and leave rage behind.
Do not be preoccupied.
It only leads to evil”  (Psalm 37:1, 3, 7-8 God’s Word)

“Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable” (Philippians 4:6-8 God’s Word)

Be Great

I know this soapbox keeps popping up, but again today the issue rose up a like tidal wave over the humble shack of my life. Why do Jesus-claiming people demand to be right? Read more…

Eat, Drink, Die

At work last night I had a revelation. The longer I live the less important Communion (Eucharist) becomes. As I read Scripture I see that what congregations do here and now is so far removed from the example of Jesus as to call into question the whole ritual as practised today. Read more…