The cure

Incivility will not cure incivility. Bigotry will not cure bigotry. Anger will not cure anger. Pride will not cure pride. Graciousness is the balm for incivility. Compassion is ointment for bigotry. Forgiveness is surgery to heal anger. Servanthood is the hospital for curing pride.

Christianity is not a crutch, it’s a wheelchair

Christianity is about God providing what you and I are incapable of providing. A frequent statement on religion is that it’s a crutch. As Christians we forget that without Jesus showing up, a crutch will not be enough. No, Christianity is a wheelchair because apart from Christ we’re broken. The freedom of being broken Christianity […]

The Tyranny of God’s Blessing

God’s blessing is not fragile. Too often we view God’s blessing as some delicate mist. If we make the slightest wrong move *p o o f* it vanishes away. Preachers and churches often craft statements like If you don’t do [insert topic de jour here] then you won’t get God’s blessing. Another way we see […]

An important reminder…

It’s the Gospel plus nothing equals salvation & sanctification. There is nothing you can do to earn a relationship with God. There is nothing you can do to earn more love from God. God already proved He loves you unconditionally. In Christ, He sees you white as snow. Ok, by now the “Yeah, but…” is […]

Civility, Civility, where art thou?

Last Thursday I wrote about my desire for my boys to live in a world of civility. The thought process started when Gavin said thank you to me after giving him a simple treat. I treasured the event. Given the grievous incident in Arizona, my wish for my boys grew even stronger. Two wrongs don’t […]