Tag Archives: Being Christian

I Am (not) A Christian

Confession: I don’t know if I am Christian anymore. The word Christian has gotten such a bad rep that it is hard if not impossible for a thinking, feeling, and compassionate human beings to call one by that label. This word Christian I fear has lost all its meaning. No longer do Christians want to …

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Sin and Grace

Lent is usually a time to contemplate temptation and repentance or conversion and transformation. Lent can and should be transforming time to seek Christ more deeply and live faith more authentically. Sin is something I have shied away from. I am starting to see how important it is take sin seriously for our faith and …

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Jesus Is The Kingdom

Jesus went around announcing the Kingdom of God and showing through his actions what it looks like when the Kingdom was at hand. In story and deed, Jesus showed what it looks like when the Kingdom was at hand. The Kingdom is not detached from Jesus, but the very core reality of who Jesus is. …

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Worship and Discipleship

Two aspects of our relationship with God don’t seem to go together and may even at odds is worship and discipleship. Where do they fit together? They are very important aspects of the Christian life. Let’s address worship first. This is how John Piper defines worship. “Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to …

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A Christian is…

A Christian is not someone who sits in a pew on Sunday claiming to worship Jesus then spending the rest of the week however they want to; a Christian does not point fingers at others, excluding and hating gays, women, those of other or no faith, abortion doctors, liberals, and others who don’t share our …

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On Ash Wednesday (2013)

This only my second Ash Wednesday, I would like to share some of my thoughts about it and my hopes for Lent season this year. This is the second year I post my reflections on the Lent season publicly. As with everything on this blog, it is my thoughts and feelings not the be all …

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Dare To Be A Sinner

I am a sinner. You have heard this before; maybe even you have said it. Do you believe it? Do you take it seriously? We have problems admitting our foibles and misdeeds. We hide when we do wrong. We don’t like to think that we need help let alone that we need a savior. We …

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Living Alongside The World

In the Epistle to the Romans, Paul has led us to see the good news of the gospel, how we have all fallen short of the glory of God, how we each owe a debt that Jesus paid on the cross because of that we can never be separated from the love of God. Romans …

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Choose Love

We make a choice every minute of our lives. The choice we make is to love or hate to bring more of heaven or hell to earth. When we chose to love everyone, serve our fellow man even if it goes against the accepted norm, live in the present, and do the will of God …

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This Should Disturb you

I have written on here about heaven. How the people in heaven will not be perfect but saved sinners. No one in heaven will be without a past. Every saint has a past and every sinner a future. I have written on here about how much I need a savior that on my own I cannot …

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