Is the Kingdom Divided?

Any kingdom divided against itself is laid waste; – Jesus (Matthew 12:25) Does this apply to Jesus’ bride, the church? The church has been divided against itself since before the New Testament letters were written. Don’t believe me, read the letters! Followers of Jesus are definitely not perfect people. We struggle on a daily basis[Continue Reading…]

Is ALL of the Bible Inspired by God?

Paul wrote this in 1 Corinthians 7, “If any brother has a wife who is an unbeliever, and she consents to live with him, he must not divorce her. And a woman who has an unbelieving husband, and he consents to live with her, she must not send her husband away. For the unbelieving husband[Continue Reading…]

Does Anyone Know What This Means?

The other day Kati and I were driving behind this truck. It had these weird symbols on it’s back window. I assume it has something to do with Christ because of the cross. But we have been unable to figure out what the symbols are telling us. Down Arrow, Cross, Hump, Up Arrow, Down Arrow.[Continue Reading…]

W.W.I.D.

The other day Alan Knox shared with me an article written by Ernest Goodman at Missions Misunderstood. Goodman has just finished up a series called The Counterintuitive Church. This series really made me think about what Jesus did, what Jesus’ apostles wanted to do, and what I usually do. Let’s take the Parable of the[Continue Reading…]

Tough Times Among the Church

I use a system called Google Analytics to keep an eye on my blog stats. It tells me things like how many people visited my blog day-to-day, where people came from, and even what search terms were used to find different posts on my blog. I have found an interesting trend among the Church in[Continue Reading…]

God’s Revelation

I have a hypothetical situation/question for my readers: Let’s talk about you. You are a “good” Christian. You read your Bible every morning and every evening before bed. Your pray before each meal asking God to bless the food. You talk about Jesus to the lost several times a week and try through Jesus to[Continue Reading…]

What We’ve Forgotten

(or why I’d make a bad counselor) The way I see it there are three types of Christian counselors: The first counselor blames all of your problems on you. You reap what you sow kind of counseling. Basically, if you have cancer, it is because you do not have enough faith, God is punishing you[Continue Reading…]

A Modern Example

I recently had a wonderful conversation with one of my co-workers. She came into my office to give me something and noticed my digital picture frame displaying on my desk. Then I showed her a picture of my wife and we spent a few minutes looking on Facebook and MySpace to see if my wife[Continue Reading…]

Maturity and Preaching

This post is part of a monthly synchroblog. The topic of this month’s synchroblog is “Maturity in the Light of our Faith”. There are at least three parts to preaching. The first part is the preparation for preaching, the second part is the act of preaching, and the third part is listening to preaching. In[Continue Reading…]

What David Wrote…

We have many of poems/songs/psalms in the books of the Psalms written by David. In these writings, David was often brutal in his language, asking God to destroy his enemies. I do not know them all by heart, so I could be wrong, but I believe at the end of these requests he basically tells[Continue Reading…]