Tag Archives: Sin

Why Sin Still Matters

I have a buddy that doesn’t believe there is such a thing as sin. He’s an admitted pagan – which I didn’t know actually existed anymore – so it shouldn’t be surprising coming from him. But when I hear those professing to be Christians say they don’t believe in sin, or at least some things […]

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 […]

Born This Way

In recent weeks I’ve heard a few people make the comment, “I was born this way,” or “This is just who I am” when explaining their behavior – mostly their bad behavior. Obviously in our culture today, “born this way” has significant overtones resonating in the LGBT community. Today I want to talk about the […]

Is Christianity Intolerant?

One of the most common criticisms of Christianity is that people see it as intolerant. From Jesus being the only way to the Father to our rejection of what the Bible calls sin, those outside the faith (and even many inside the faith) reject orthodox Christianity because it seems so narrow-minded. I want to take […]

Regardless of Performance

Lisa and I were lucky enough to be asked to do two workshops last weekend at the Cannon Beach Christian Center for the Branches of Valor Spring Conference. Branches of Valor is a group dedicated to helping active duty service member, veterans, and their families recover from the trauma of war, deployment, and reintegration. One […]

In the Safety of Grace

I’m reading the book Boundaries by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend. I plan to write about boundaries once I finish the book, but a line in the book caught my attention that I want to share because I found it really powerful. The authors describe a group counseling session where one of the members […]

Perverted Emotions

I’m pissed off today. Something at work has me riled up. It’s actually not that big a deal, but enough to set me off. When I get like this all the other little things piss me off, too, like not having No. 10 envelopes and stamps when I need them even though I just got […]