word

What is the Word of God? Almost without exception, if you listen to Bible teachers, it is pretty clear that to them, the Word of God is the Bible. Is the Bible the Word of God though? I think this question is a bit more complex than what it may seem on the surface. I... Continue Reading →

control

I saw a blog post some time ago called "Christian, Stop Telling Me God is in Control" and it got me thinking about the times someone has said it to me...and the times I've regretfully said it to others. The honest truth is that, while we may be well intended, saying "God is in control"... Continue Reading →

be

"Preventing the persecution of self through the persecution others is the persecution of self." We're all aware of the massive challenge the world faces with refugees from all around the world. I admit, there are difficult questions to answer. - What do we do with them? - Can we bear the burden of caring for... Continue Reading →

undeserving

“We are undeserving of God’s love." I’ve heard it all my life. You may have, too. On one hand, I get it...but on the other, it seems to be a completely ludicrous assertion. Question: Are you deserving of my love? Am I deserving of yours? Human love is an interesting thing. We tend to dispense... Continue Reading →

more like love

I came across this song from Ben Rector called “More Like Love.” I had never heard of him before, but I guess I really needed to hear something like this today, because it really moved me. No matter how I may fall short of it, this song is the cry of my heart; “I just... Continue Reading →

friend, not servant

“No longer do I call you slaves (servants), for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. “ -Jesus, John 15:15 As Christians, it is common to view ourselves as servants... Continue Reading →

inclusive

Love, by very nature, is inclusive. It makes no distinction between inclinations, performance, or endearments. It turns away none who seek it, but constantly whispers, “Come closer. Come closer.” However, love’s greatest strength is also its greatest weakness. Love, by very nature, is vulnerable and takes great risk; risk of being abused, risk of being... Continue Reading →

i (don’t) know…

A while back I listened to a series of messages on “purpose” from Paul Anderson-Walsh. He began his series by saying something most of us would find quite provocative. On fact, it resulted in a fair amount of pushback from those who were listening. He said “God does not have a plan for you.”  Just... Continue Reading →

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