Tag Archives: Forgiveness

Bearing Good Fruit

Jesus talked funny. Whether he was telling stories, sharing wisdom via parables, or using simile, metaphor, or allegory, Jesus said things in ways that may be difficult with which to connect for today’s readers. Yet, we know that his approach really resonated with the people of His time. I think that’s why sometimes church language […]

Trying to Find the Loophole

I was asked an interesting question by a friend on Facebook today in response to a post I put up from Tim Keller expertly explaining why punishment in the Old Testament is not how we act today. After reading the piece, which focused a bit on the OT punishment for homosexuality versus what our response […]

Shame and Grace

I just read a story on Facebook about a pastor who committed suicide after being outed on the Ashley Madison adultery website. Dr. John Gibson, 56, was a communications professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in New Orleans, a husband and the father of two. While the story says he mentioned other issues in his […]

The Love of Charleston

I don’t have a long blog to write today, in fact most of what I’m sharing is not from me, it’s from a gospel singer named Marcus Stanley who is one of the most courageous and amazing followers of Jesus you will ever know. You see, when Dylann Roof began shooting African-American parishioners attending a […]

Lost Blessings

As a writer, I have all sorts of ideas about what I want to discuss and there’s been this one idea floating around my head for a while that honestly has given me pause to put on paper. Sometimes I test my ideas out on a Bible study class I facilitate to see if it […]

Of All the Sinners I am the Worst

I’ve been away from the blog for a little while because I’ve just been super busy with a number of projects. But during the past few weeks I’ve been thinking about a couple of verses from Paul that I’ve finally figured out for my own life – and perhaps yours. In Romans 7, Paul admits […]

True Forgiveness

My wife likes to encourage me. After I write a blog she sends me a note telling me that she thought it was good…and tells me where the typos are!  A couple blogs ago she sent me her regular note, which I appreciate very much, and suggested a new topic. “I’d like to see you […]