Come On My Soul, or Time to Look Up

Colossians 3:1-2 If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is , seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on the things above, not on things that are on earth. In recent weeks I’ve been kind of up and down.  Some days I’m excitedContinue reading “Come On My Soul, or Time to Look Up”

Your Own Political Jesus, or A Thought on Citizenship

A thought I feel compelled to share with my friends regarding our place in politics.

Accommodation to Worldliness

Session 6 of the Modern Day Heresy class marked a kind-of transition.  Up to this point the lessons had focused on what I would consider more internal matters starting with how the individual views Christ and what role he holds in the individual’s life and progressing to whether the believer actually believes what Jesus says.  In sessionContinue reading “Accommodation to Worldliness”

Vanity of Vanities, or a Wayward Lament

Vanity of vanities, says the preacher, vanity of vanities!  All is vanity.  What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.  Is there a thing of which it is said, “See, this is new”?  It has been already andContinue reading “Vanity of Vanities, or a Wayward Lament”

Christian Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism

Original Class Date: 10 March 2013 What is Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism? The term Christian moralistic, therapeutic deism was coined by Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton in their book Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers and it is a combination of two concepts. Moralism Moralism is built upon the moral structures ofContinue reading “Christian Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism”

The Glory of Altruism

“Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they mayContinue reading “The Glory of Altruism”

Q&A: Regarding Ashes and Isaiah 61:3

A friend recently asked me about why people used to cover themselves in ashes and as I considered how best to answer her I figured the process God led me through would make a good post as well. She had been directed to Isaiah 61:3 which as most of you probably know has become aContinue reading “Q&A: Regarding Ashes and Isaiah 61:3”

The Trap of Fear

I have been a Christian for about 8.5 years and I would like to say that I’ve been able to trust in my God and Savior with my whole heart.  The problem is that is simply not the case.  While I have learned and grown through the years I still have a lot of distrust. Continue reading “The Trap of Fear”