Am I a Christian? Ask My Neighbor!

If your neighbors, family, friends or co-workers were asked if you were a Christian what would their answer be?  Would they be able to answer with a resounding yes or would they simply say that you claim to be one? What would make the difference? Most people know what a Christian is…..a follower of Jesus.

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You Were Born to be Loved!

Deep on the inside of every human being is the inherent need to be loved, to know that they have value and worth.  No one can escape it nor deny it.  Some people try to act all macho and tough as if they don’t need to be loved, or that they don’t need anybody, but

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You Are the Fifth Gospel!

I love quotes, especially ones that stop me in my tracks and make me think.  This is one of those quotes.  I read it recently and it made me really think.  It is a very powerful and true quote. Most Americans today are not as familiar with the Bible as they were in generations past.  In

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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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A New Apostolic Reformation (book review)

In A New Apostolic Reformation?: A Biblical Response to a Worldwide Movement authors  R. Douglass Geivett and Holly Pevic bring a very much needed and honest critique of one of the fastest growing movements within the worldwide Church today.  Their purpose is not to write with contempt of this movement.  Their goals are two-fold:  to

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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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How American Christianity Differs From Kingdom Christianity

As a person born in America I am very thankful that I live in this nation.  I did nothing to facilitate that as my parents lived in this nation as did their parents.  Somewhere back in time my ancestors came from other countries to settle in this nation.  For all it’s faults and failures, I still

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