Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application

Read Part II: Hanukkah & the God-Man “We are not human beings on a spiritual journey; we are spiritual beings on a human journey.” – Frank Burns, Pastor, South Shore Community Church The history of Hanukkah is an amazing story of devotion to God by His people in the midst  of apostasy and oppression (seeContinue reading “Hanukkah: Abomination & Dedication- a Practical Application”

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-ChristiansContinue reading “Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2”

The Snare of Perfection and Self-Reliance

A quick reflection on the struggles with perfectionism and self-reliance.

Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians, or What are We Doing Wrong?

A quick consideration and response to a post by hessianwithteeth.

10 Tips for Being Missional at Work

Missionary tips for Christians in the workforce.

Changes are Coming!

Thanks again to all of you who have supported me in my blogging past.  I wanted to take a moment and update you on some changes to look forward to in coming days, weeks, and months. 1. New Domain In the near future AncientAbandon.wordpress.com will become AncientAbandon.com! 2. New Direction Up to now this blogContinue reading “Changes are Coming!”

Dying Star, or the Fear of Christians

Do you ever just feel down?  I’ve had that experience on a few occasions this week and I’m not entirely sure why, but it was this evening while I was cleaning up after dinner that I realized I’d not prayed about it.  It’s interesting how sometimes we simply roll through life without even talking toContinue reading “Dying Star, or the Fear of Christians”

Stress Therapy, or Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

So it’s been about a month and a half since my last post.   I’ve been busy, but that’s not the reason.  I’ve been tired, but that’s not it either.  In fact I wasn’t really sure what the problem or cause of my lack of productivity has been until earlier tonight when I was puttingContinue reading “Stress Therapy, or Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”

Blogging Through Song: Abandon – Control (Part III)

Track 3- Live It Out The number one complaint I’ve heard over the years  from Christians and non-Christians alike is the hypocrisy in the Church.  Now allow me to first state my disapproval of generalizing ANY group of people.  For instance, not all Asians are mathematical geniuses, not all Irishmen are drunkards, not all African-AmericansContinue reading “Blogging Through Song: Abandon – Control (Part III)”

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”