Tag Archives: John 14:15

CINO – Christians in Name Only

My wife, Lisa, made a great comment last night. She said something to the effect of, “God expects us to make spiritual decisions in a worldly environment.” That’s actually quite a brilliant observation! Think about this statement for a second. See if you can delve into the depths of what she said as it pertains […]

You’re Going to Think I’m Crazy

Something’s going on. It started about 18 months ago – you could just feel something was changing. I talked with my accountability partner about it – he was feeling it, too. We couldn’t pinpoint it back then, but we just felt that there has been this spiritual intensity that we’ve never felt before. And we […]

Any Flavor Christianity

My wife and I often send one another links to sermons we like. Yeah, I know, romantic, huh? But, as disciples of Jesus first and everything else second, we are committed to growing individually and together in our faith walk, and listening to messages from various people helps in that walk. We were driving back […]

White Church, Black Church or Jesus’ Church?

I got a little fired up today reading something on Facebook – imagine that! The blog Hello Christian reposted an article from the Huffington Post that basically said the “White Church” is the anti-Christ. Well, if there is such a thing as the “White Church,” I would agree that it is an anti-Christ, as would […]

Are They Really Christians

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I spend way too much time on Facebook! For the most part, I find it mindless escapism and a fun way to keep up with friends. But like all social media these days, it also is a very negative place where people who apparently […]

Itching Ears

I haven’t done a blog in a while because I’ve been spending all my time studying. After what must have been a 10-year discernment process, I decided a couple of years ago to complete my education requirements for ordination. On February 17, I passed my ordination board interview and was ordained by the Evangelical Church […]

Does Easter Matter?

For Christians, today begins the crescendo of Holy Week as we celebrate Maundy Thursday – the day Jesus ate his last meal with his disciples and was later arrested in the garden of Gethsemane; Good Friday – the day Jesus was nailed to the cross, was crucified, and died; and Easter Sunday – the day […]