To Live and Die at Club Q

It’s instructive to evaluate our immediate, automatic, and unspoken response to dramatic news. It tells us a lot about our inner selves. What was your first response to the news about Club Q?

Counting the Cost of Change

How often do we cling to something not because we believe it, but because we can’t risk not believing it?

If We REALLY are a Christian Nation…

We should be doing the things that Jesus did and commanded. And we should accept the corrections that come with being imperfect representatives of a holy and righteous and just God.

Ruling America

“I want America to be a Christian nation” really means “I want America to be a nation of Christians that believe and practice like me.” It’s a nice goal. But there really isn’t just one definition of “Christian.”

What Revival Really Looks Like

“This IS the revival that you were praying for. And you’re calling it heresy.” What if revival looks nothing like we think?

Self-Appointed Gatekeepers

Self-appointed gatekeepers over our religious and moral systems are destroying the people’s ability to connect with the Lord’s Kingdom. What is our response supposed to be?

Coming Out on National Coming Out Day

The first “National Coming Out Day” was observed in 1988, to support people finally expressing their true identity to those in their circle of relationships. Today, I am coming out myself – not as LGBTQ, but as an ally, one who affirms such identities and relationships as wholesome and acceptable…

Hanging On For Dear Life

The 4th commandment, “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.” uses the Hebrew words nasah, shem, and shav, and might equally be translated “Your life shall not demonstrate an inaccurate representation of the reputation and renown and fame of the Lord your God.”

Book reviews for September 2022

37 books and counting… if it’s not obvious, I’m on a determined hunt for broader, richer understanding of things I thought I knew, but about which I found that I was surprisingly uneducated. I’ve been compiling a list of the books, along with my own reviews and the Amazon blurb…

For Two Billion years…

Let me tell you a short story about a long eternity. I’m not so convinced any more about the doctrine of hell and eternal punishment which I grew up understanding it as an absolute certainty, and something that I was told orthodox Christians had believed since Jesus apparently taught the doctrine in the Gospels.