Tag Archives: wrestling with faith

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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The Cry from the Cross

At three in the afternoon, Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34) This word from the cross is a cry, a cry of pain and suffering of abandonment and desolation. Jesus in incredible pain and loss, the full weight of the sins of the …

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The Word of Forgiveness

Luke 23:34: Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.”  The first saying of Jesus from the cross traditionally called ‘The Word of Forgiveness’, theologically interpreted as Jesus’ prayer for forgiveness for those crucifying him, the Roman soldiers and all involved in crucifying him. Jesus on the cross forgiving …

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A Personal Look At Psalm 23

Have you ever needed to know that things would be OK? You hoped even though you got bad news that God is with you that God is for you and nothing could go so wrong to remove you from God’s care and goodness. You feared that the worst was coming true, yet you still hoped …

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Facing Temptations

As we move through the season of Lent, it is good to take a hard look at our lives and all the ways we fail to live out our faith. Not to punish ourselves, but to deepen our commitment to the way of Jesus, if we don’t look at our struggles honestly than we cannot …

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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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I Don’t Know Why

This is a very sad time for our nation. I am not sure what to write. I want to say something. I just don’t what I can say to comfort those hurting. My eyes are watery. I am not going to hide my feelings. I am sad. I want to say something that will make …

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Romans 8—Led By The Spirit

Romans not the easiest or shortest of Paul’s letters, I don’t think I would be too far off calling it the most challenging of the epistles and the second most challenging of the New Testament books. I avoided and dreaded it, saying I hated it. It is not good to hate any part of the …

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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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I Am Progressive

A year ago in response to the question Are you progressive I wrote: I would say yes and no to the question am I progressive. If by progressive do you mean that Jesus’ central message is about radical inclusion, faith as the search for understanding, the raising of important questions, the open honest doubt, and …

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