Posts tagged ‘obedience’

Retirement Ramblings

In 1973 I first began pastoral ministry. Yes, I was a teenager. Read more…

Religious Secrets – Divine Tolerance

Just because God tolerates something does not mean it fits with the Divine Will, nor that Creator approves. Read more…

Love or Laws?

Is it possible the Biblical laws were never intended to be “Followed”? Read more…

Challenge The Construct

I just had to share this with anyone who will stop to read it. This is the First Commandment in radical terms! Thanks JS Park! 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…

Lessons from Belize

I’m back and I’m cold. Everyday on my trip to Belize and Guatemala was 40C (over 100F) with  humidex. Read more…

Lukewarm

lukewarmpic“How lukewarm and negligent we are! We lose our original fervor very quickly and we even become weary of life from laziness! [Don’t] you, who have seen so many examples of the devout, fall asleep in the pursuit of virtue!” (“The Imitation of Christ”, Thomas a Kempis, translated by Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton, Book One, Chapter 18).

“I know what you have done, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were cold or hot. But since you are lukewarm and not hot or cold, I’m going to spit you out of my mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16 God’s Word).

Stop Signs

Where I work a stop sign greets people, everyone, as they enter the site. A stop sign is common. It always means the same thing.

But the funny thing is many people drive right past it. Read more…

Holy Anti-socialism

This is Holy Week. That seems a good time to look at how Jesus challenged followers to live. While we sometimes revert to the comfort of cultural traditions, Jesus expected something else. Read more…

A Piece of Peace in Persecution

Some people teach that if you follow Jesus and get sick or suffer poverty your faith is too small. Of course, this half-truth has some Biblical support. The whole story, however, has hard elements to swallow. Read more…