Please Don’t Give Me That Old Time Religion!

Often in Facebook dialogues, I see someone say something to the effect of, “Our church preaches the old time Gospel, and we sing the old time songs.  We all need to get back to the old time religion.” When I hear things like that I cringe. What they mean is that they want us to

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I Murdered Someone This Week

I murdered someone this week. I got away with it, too .  . . well sort of. I like to think of myself as a good Christian man.  I try to follow the teachings of Jesus.  I try to love folks the way that Jesus loves me.  I try to not hold grudges, unforgiveness or

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What If We Are Asking God For the Wrong Things

Today is the National Day of Prayer.  In years past I have been very much involved in this day.  Through the journey I have been on the past couple of years I have changed my views on a lot of areas including this one.  While I do believe that the National Day of Prayer is

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Jihadi John to Apostle John

Recently the world discovered the identity of the man in the videos that ISIS has been putting out detailing their savagery towards mankind.  There is now a bounty on his head for his capture.  Many want to see this man dead, and I do totally understand their thoughts.  The barbaric actions of ISIS deem the

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The God Who Gets His Hands Dirty

True Christianity is not clean, tidy and sanitized.  There are many within the church that would like folks to believe it’s that way.  They come up with nice, neat answers to life’s complex problems.  They have developed cute slogans to help with challenging issues.  Everything fits into a nice, neat faith package. But life doesn’t

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How American Christianity differs from Kingdom Christianity, part 2

I wrote in an earlier blog about the differences between American Christianity and Kingdom Christianity.  I want to continue with this thought process. American Christianity has become prosperity and success driven whereas Kingdom Christianity is about giving. In America bigger is always better.  Americans believe that the key to the pursuit of happiness is built

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