When Other Believers Just Don’t Get It

when other christians do bad things

As I read the Facebook post by my good friend, Cindy, I couldn’t help but shake my head. How could she, a believer, believe such garbage? Sometimes it angers me to read things that “people in the world” believe that I find offensive as a Christian, but it bothers me even more when believers “just…

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As I See It: Quenching, Suppressing, and Blaspheming the Holy Spirit

I was reading today in 1 Thessalonians. Paul exhorts the new believers to sanctification. He tells them, “For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like…

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Profanity, Christians and the Spread of the Gospel

Cussing Christians

In a Facebook group that Chuck and I are in, one of the discussions this week was on the topic of Christians and profanity. The point was made that the Bible shows the good, the bad, and the ugly of the characters and thus we should, too, in various aspects of our lives, such as in…

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War Room Will Never Win An Oscar…

War Room Movie Poster

…but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good movie. Don’t expect Alex Kendrick to beam at the room full of tuxedoed cinema professionals this February and exclaim, “You like me! You really like me!” A quick check of Kendrick’s latest, War Room, on the movie review site, Rotten Tomatoes, shows that of 17 reviewers, 5…

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4 Hints for Leading Your Teenager.

Teen girl with partents

Today is your darling little daughter’s twelfth birthday. Be afraid. Be very afraid. You are entering the most difficult period of parenting known to mankind. The years between 12 and 18 are the most influential of a person’s life. They will likely set the course for the man or woman they will ultimately become. The main…

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Key to Strength Is Found in Christ

Strength and Power in Christ

Do you feel powerless as a Christian? The way to change from one who can do nothing to one who can do “all things” is found in the juxtaposition of two verses from the New Testament. The first is found in the gospel of John, Chapter 15. Verse 5 says this: “I am the vine,…

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What Stewardship Is All About

Stewardship, Money, Greed

Stewardship is a word that is not used often outside of Christian circles. It usually means that the church is initiating a funding drive for the new fellowship wing or some other cause. However, stewardship should not be exclusively about giving. Stewardship is Management A steward is basically a manager. This idea acknowledges that as…

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Scott Walker’s Comment Unjustly Characterized as Evasive

Jesus politics

Scott Walker was apparently criticized in the Huffington Post for not acknowledging that President Obama is a Christian. Here is the HuffPo’s article. What the author’s intent seems to be is to get Walker to acknowledge the condition of the President’s soul. Anyone vaguely familiar with the tenets of Christianity knows that such judgement is…

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