Goodness versus Godliness


 Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!    February 5, 2016 From the book Tell the Truth by Will Metzger “We can become too passive and just enjoy God. We can presume on God’s grace and use our secure salvation perversely. Grace exposes nominal Christians. The worst form of badness is human goodness, which attempts to substitute itself for Christ’s righteousness. … Continue reading Goodness versus Godliness

Why Follow Jesus? Why Not?


 Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!    February 2, 2016 Why would anyone choose to follow Jesus? Why would anyone want to have their priorities changed, even the way they are living? Why would anyone desire to connect with their Creator in a real and personal relationship? I guess my question is really why wouldn’t they? The answer is many … Continue reading Why Follow Jesus? Why Not?

Jesus Christ, Social Activist


Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!     January 29, 2016 “Activism in social issues is not the gospel but a fruit of it.” Jesus did not come from His throne in Heaven at the right hand of God to create a new political reign on the earth.  In fact, that was one of the temptations that Satan offered Him.  However, … Continue reading Jesus Christ, Social Activist

Meddling in the Mundane


 Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!    January 26, 2016 “Sometimes believers will refuse to do a specific task in the church…because they feel it is beneath them. They want a more “important” job. But if a person will not do a simple, thankless task, he or she doesn’t yet have the character for a more visible position in the … Continue reading Meddling in the Mundane

3 Keys to Discipleship


Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!     January 25, 2016 “The 3 keys to biblical Christian discipleship: an intentional leader+relational environment+reproducible process=infinite number of disciples of Jesus” Ever wonder why pyramid schemes never quite seem to work? Its not because they don’t pan out on paper, its actually because either the leader stops interacting with the student, the student feels … Continue reading 3 Keys to Discipleship

Better-than-these-but-not-as-bad-as-them


 Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!    January 23, 2016 “…even today, if you hear of a pastor being fired from a church for “moral reasons”, you can make a pretty safe bet that “moral” involves either sex or money (or both)…however, we are not scandalized by lack of love. But Jesus is!” Why do we have outrage at people … Continue reading Better-than-these-but-not-as-bad-as-them

Unity in Community, Uniqueness in Individualness


 Be sure to sign up for new blog posts via email!    January 21, 2016 Concerning relationships and community: “…the Father, Son and Holy Spirit exist as three persons. One God- perfect oneness- yet three persons. Difficult to understand or not, the idea of the Trinity turns out to be vitally important because it tells us that God himself has been experiencing community throughout eternity. … Continue reading Unity in Community, Uniqueness in Individualness