Invitations. We all get them. Birthday parties, dinner celebrations, baby showers, and golden anniversaries are announced to us by little pieces of white card-stock embossed in gold, the raised print detailing the highlights and requesting our presence. And that little white card begs a decision that is often based, not upon the busyness of our … More A Divine Invitation
Look down, look down You’ll always be a slave Look down, look down You’re standing in your grave – “Look Down,” Les Miserables: The Motion Picture Soundtrack, © 2012 I’m not a movie person. At all. I can count on one hand the movies I would ever want to watch more than once. Les Miserables is one of … More Look Down – or Look Up?
We’ve all heard the catchphrases: Christianity isn’t a religion. It’s a relationship. We wear t-shirts with the moniker, “Not religion. Relationship!” We sing songs glorifying the relational aspect of Christianity. We preach sermons on the relationship aspects of God. We emphasize social ministry, imitating God’s own relationship with humanity. And, as in most good-things-gone-bad, there … More Viewing Christianity as a Relationship is Dangerous. Here’s Why.
“To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” – William Blake, Auguries of Innocence Wonder. The hallmark of childhood. The antagonist of reason. The antidote to cynicism. The root of all worship. The missing element in … More Do You Ever Wonder?
We live in a culture that radically exalts comfort. We have automatic starters and heated seats in our cars for those cold, snowy mornings. We have central A/C for those steamy, hot August afternoons. We have fast food restaurants on every corner that cater to every taste. We have on-demand TV shows and movies at … More Why God Doesn’t Always Deliver Us
It has become commonplace. Another senseless shooting leads off the evening newsreel. Another corruption is unveiled in a major corporation. Another marriage is ruined by infidelity. Another child is abandoned by their addicted parent. Another drug bust sends teenagers to prison in the prime of their lives. Theft. Murder. Immorality. Violence. It’s as if the … More Sin Isn’t A Problem in America. Here’s Why…