A Word

I read this Psalm this morning and wanted to share it with you all.  It’s a psalm David wrote after the prophet Nathan confronted him about his adulterous affair with Bathsheba and the murder/cover-up of her husband Uriah.  I hope you find it to be an encouragement. Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O God,Continue reading “A Word”

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)”

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”

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”

Middle-Class Jesus, or the Truth of Sacrifice

“We were settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves.”    – David Platt: Radical (p. 7) Here we are.  America, 2012.  The pressing issues in the nation? The economy, presidential elections, gay-rights, and a flurry of other not-so-important issues that each ofContinue reading “Middle-Class Jesus, or the Truth of Sacrifice”