Monthly Archives: February, 2012

The Least Of These

Jesus puts emphasis on our relationship with God and not believing the right things. His call to believe and follow him is an invitation to have a personal relationship with God. God is far more concerned about our character, how we treat others, what is in our hearts than we believe all of the doctrines …

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My Coming Out

Ok. This may upset some. I may be called a heretic, wrong, crazy liberal, socialist. I have been called all of those and worse, but I need to say it. I have hinted at this in some of my blogs, not out right and said it. Today I will say it. The best way to …

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Some Reflections On Lent

Lent a season that we turn back to God through prayer, fasting, good deeds, renouncing certain things, contemplate our spiritual journeys, where we have fallen short, and where we want to go in the future. This season can be transformative and life enhancing if we let it, if we engage this season with our heart, …

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On Ash Wednesday

This Wednesday night I went to Ash Wednesday service at my church. It was only my second Ash Wednesday service. I would like to share some of my thoughts about it and my hopes for Lent season this year. This will the second year that I have taken the spirit of Lent seriously and the …

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What I Am Doing For Lent?

Usually during Lent we give something up that is not healthy or in accord with a God-honoring, Christ-centered life. One year I gave up buying books, but that didn’t go well. I didn’t last the entire 40 days. Last year I didn’t give up anything, chose to pray more and read the bible more. I …

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Answering The Call

God’s calls and we answer. In God’s call is His transforming love and grace. In our answer is our faithful response to the word and work of God. God told Abram to go. Psalm 34 says taste and see that God is good. Jesus says come and see. In each life God calls, not every …

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The Kingdom That Is Jesus

In the second Chapter of Gregory Boyd’s challenging book, Myth of a Christian Nation goes into detail using verses from the New Testament to illustrate what living in the Kingdom of God as opposed to the kingdoms of this world looks like. This key chapter could be re-read many times, because it shows what a …

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Journey And Longing

Entering the Lent season, it is only natural to reflect on the events that brought us to the cross of Jesus and our faithful response to the work of God in our lives. Our lives are both a journey back to God and a longing to wholeness and holiness. Each day is a stop on …

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One Of My Problems

I feel called by God. Part of my calling is this webpage.  I have tried to use this blog as way of talking about my problems with Christianity, what I think it means to be a Christian, and to give hope and guidance to my readers. I’m not a trained theologian, just a mere Jesus …

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Who Will You Follow?

There is a picture on Facebook floating around. You may have seen it. It compares Ayn Rand with Jesus Christ. The headline asks: Dear Republican Party. Choose one Otherwise. You’re doing it wrong. Ayn Rand a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwriter is known for her two best-selling novels The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged and …

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