Buried By Busy: Tips On How to Have A Healthy Walk With Christ In A Crazy Busy Life

Many of us are buried alive. We are doomed or dead, and don’t even know it. Our busy lives are just empty shells and shadows of what was once a vibrant life. There is something within the American western context which encourages people to be so busy that there is little or no time for quit reflection and inward introspection. For me, I am currently buried under a mountain of post-it notes, scraps of paper, homework, and books. I am buried by busy. While... Read More

Just Jesus and True Freedom: Kingdom Ethics and A Response To Kurt Willems

Image by Susan Lueck Explosions of jubilation, flames spreading across the night sky—such is the joy and exuberant praise through which Americans celebrate their independence from England. People spend hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on explosives— “firecrackers” which came in all sorts of shapes and sizes being culturally branding names to boost sales. “The Chamber of Sparks” by Phantom is a popular package of fireworks cleverly... Read More

Marriage and Divorce: Restoring the Sacredness of a Perverted Sacrament

Image by Tanesa Flavell We have become a culture of divorce, free sex, and relationships resting on pleasure. Something has got to change. Should marriage be abandoned? Or should it be restored and rebuilt? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below on marriage, divorce, and sex. _______________ America has become a divorce culture. While numerous and divergent statistics can be cited, the most common number is 50%. Those are some pretty... Read More

Do We Despise and Criticize the Holy Spirit? Thoughts on Miracles and Our Hatred of Them

Image by darkrigel False prophets, charlatans, and miracle hocking hucksters abound. One need only peruse through late night television, past the “Will it blend” infomercial as an over happy man tries to blend an Ipad or some other nonsense—as if that strength might help when making a smoothy. TBN and other such stations may carry a tent revival or some healing meeting in which people come forward in wheel chairs and in walkers. People with... Read More

What Are You Remembering On This Memorial Day? Military, Martyrs, and Missionaries

Image by Heritage History of Christian Martyrs in Roman Empire Guns blazing in a horrendous firefight, the pinned down soldiers thought nothing could save them. They fought forces which oppressed their freedom. The British had long abused the rights and freedoms of the American colonies and now they fought back. And these long abusive fights and the endless loss of life was but for one cause—a free nation of their own. The right to pray the way... Read More

Not the Christ We Expected: What if Christ Came as Meek and Mild As He Did the First Time?

With flame and sword, Christ is coming to abolish the strongholds of the enemy, to bring justice to his children, and establish his kingdom on earth. It is a time which has long been expected. Countless books have been written and countless people have looked to this awaited moment. This moment in history is not that dissimilar to the what existed 2000 years ago. All expected Christ’s coming. Piles of books were written on the topic. Many various... Read More

Killing Justice: What Should be the Christian’s Reaction to the Death of Osama Bin Laden?

  Image via Reuters I was sitting in a jet black recliner, sinking into the comfort and checking the Facebook app on my iPhone for any interesting updates. Not expecting to find anything of historic significance, I came across a comment on one of my friend’s status updates mentioning that President Obama was going to make a statement on the death of Osama Bin Laden. WHAT?!?!? I was stunned for a moment and reached for the television remote... Read More

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