Maybe one of the biggest problems with religion…and Christianity as an institution….is our dualistic ideology of God. To think that God has an enemy, or to place God in a situation where God has to fight to win. This way of thinking is old and spread throughout pagan religions for thousands of years….yet I think … More God Is Not Dualistic…God Is On Our Side
The movie Interstellar is well thought out and is spectacular to watch. One conversation just floored me when I saw this movie…it made me think about Love from a new point of view for the first time. Start asking your own questions about Love and what it really means. … More Love Transcends Space, Time, and Law
In my last article, I gave my thoughts on how Jesus did not “grasp” for relevance but knew that Love is the only true revelation of the Father. The idea is presented by Paul in Philippians 2: 1-11, but specifically verse 5 saying, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although … More “Grasping” for Success cannot be Confused with Love
This is the idea that no church is original, but all churches are mimicking other successful churches that are, in turn, mimicking other churches that have been successful. See the pattern? “What? How can this be? My church is amazing!” Famous words from just about everyone that goes and commits to a church. However, the reality is, … More The Copycat Church
Uh….we have a problem within Religion. What is it? It’s that most organized religious leaders confuse purpose with recognition. Whether we think it comes from God or from people, we are driven by recognition. And why wouldn’t we? We are all bombarded by the idea of success and we pin the “favor of God” to it … More Do we realize that recognition is different than purpose?
We are in interesting times here in Christianity. There are more and more people starting to wonder if what they have been doing on Sunday mornings (along with Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, and youth nights) is really the point or pinnacle of their walk with God. The lack of relationship and community with others has … More It’s A Business….right?
Check out this blog called Of Sheep and Shepherds about Jesus being the perfect Shepherd. We need to not look at any other man as our shepherd…only Jesus.
These are famous words from Jesus, “You have heard the law that says, ‘Love your neighbor’ and hate your enemy. 44 But I say, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! 45 In that way, you will be acting as true children of your Father in heaven. For he gives his sunlight to … More The Non-Violent Love of Jesus
I have to question whether or not “influence” is good with in Christianity. Why? Because I can’t help but think that when another is influenced by someone, that someone is trying to make the other move according to what they may seem is right or wrong. The word “influence” is used very generously in church … More Influence
One use of the word integrity goes like this, according to Webster, “adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty”. I like how simple this is. Based off of this definition, if we have integrity, we are moral, ethical, and honest. The other definition of the word would be pertaining to the make up of a structure. Webster says this, “a sound, unimpaired, or perfect condition”, … More Integrity In The Body