Tag: Gospel

Engage: Solutions to getting involved

Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. In my prior article on this topic, found here, I address areas where repentance… Continue Reading “Engage: Solutions to getting involved”

Engage: Repent from apathy or neglect

Should I take a stand on public matters that are political when I am a church? This is a question, in various forms, asked of me in the last month. Many pastors are challenged by the issues of our day. Should stances be made… Continue Reading “Engage: Repent from apathy or neglect”

Lost, stuck, and the way out

We are forgetting that the Gospel is the solution. We too often treat the Gospel as a side issue, even though the current buzz states the Gospel is central. The questions we are asking right now is how do we live justly? The cycle… Continue Reading “Lost, stuck, and the way out”

Love wants work, we want flowers.

A phrase I use often in conversations is: That doesn’t pass the 1 Corinthians 13 test. Love wants, compels, and requires us to work. What we want with the concept of love is a Hallmark moment. Love does not work that way. If we… Continue Reading “Love wants work, we want flowers.”

Why faith is needed

In a first world nation, particularly our own, we have not often faced our mortality up front and personally. When that happens it significantly disrupts how we process things.  Our prosperity, overly busy lifestyles, and brushing aside all things pointing to death leave us… Continue Reading “Why faith is needed”

Reding the Bible in a week

On occasion the Holy Spirit, whose operations are mysterious no doubt, taps you on the shoulder. The tap is often a kind way of saying you need to do something different or correctly. This occurred when on a spiritual retreat. I wanted to try… Continue Reading “Reding the Bible in a week”

Neo-asceticism: Why we cringe at being blessed

We tend to react or repeat things rather than respond to things. Many level headed Christians have grave concerns with the “prosperity Gospel.” This teaches that being in Jesus gets you massive Earthly blessings. Living it up is seen as being godly. This is… Continue Reading “Neo-asceticism: Why we cringe at being blessed”

Serve Locally. Avoid Protests.

Think. Judge. Redeem.

Let us change the discussion from navel gazing at ‘the why’ of our problems and look to solutions. One sentence on the why of the “church” problems: Unbiblical thinking combined with lack of thought and theology leads to poor discernment and a mess. Now… Continue Reading “Think. Judge. Redeem.”

The opposite of freedom is tyranny

I’ve had many conversations with believers who hold socialistic views from a seemingly biblical standpoint. While the marriage of church and state is disaster, it is essential for both to be in the public square. The marriage of church and state is disaster, yet… Continue Reading “The opposite of freedom is tyranny”