Words Not Found in Scripture – Baptize

I will continue my series on Words Not Found in Scripture with the word “baptize”. Technically you will find “baptize” (and it’s derivatives) throughout your English translations. In fact, technically you will find “baptize” in the original Greek. The actual word though is “baptizo” (βαπτιζω). And that is exactly the problem. You see, the word[Continue Reading…]

Words Not Found in Scripture – Church

I’ve decided to start a series of some of the theological words and terms that we use in our everyday Christian lives that are not found in Scripture. The first word I want to talk about is “church”. Right now you’re probably screaming that the word “church” (and it’s derivatives) appear 112 times in the[Continue Reading…]

Why I Hate Ice in My Drinks

I live in Georgia where putting ice in your drinks is like breathing air. In fact, if you do not put ice in your drinks then you are considered an outcast and sometimes they make you wear a scarlet “I” on your shirt. But I am not originally from Georgia, I am from Maine. Sure,[Continue Reading…]

Sunday… Sunday…

In Romans 14:15-16 Paul writes, “One person regards one day above another, another regards every day alike. Each person must be fully convinced in his own mind. He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who[Continue Reading…]

Called to be Hated?

Yes, I know I post like once a month on this blog. Actually I’ve been pretty busy with work and more work, plus I’ve been doing a little technical blogging over at my companies website – http://fullthrottledevelopment.com/. But recently I was listening to a sermon on the radio and heard something that started to make[Continue Reading…]

This I Now Believe

Last week I wrote a post entitled, “This I Used to Believe‘. Which was inspired by a recent broadcast from NPR called This I Believe. I planned on it being a Meme, but it doesn’t appear that anyone has taken me up on my offer. Today’s post is going to elaborate on last weeks post.[Continue Reading…]

This I Used To Believe

Our local NPR station has a weekly segment called, This I Believe. This past Friday they had a different edition called. “This I Used To Believe.” This made me think about the things that I use to believe. So I’m going to try and start a meme! This is completely optional, I’m not going to[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…]

Putting Church Before God

The other day I was talking with someone about church, priorities, friends, families, obligations, etc. As a Christian I know a lot of people who attend Church services on a regular basis. They are the type of Christian the Pastor usually gloats about, the ones that are “there whenever the doors are open”. Basically what[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…]