Treadmills and Towers…

From a Facebook Post, 2014: Man’s religion produces treadmills and towers. I keep running and can never get there. Always feeling guilty and it’s never enough. Or…I think I’m better than everyone else and I get to look down on and judge the unwashed masses. Christ-centered faith unplugs the treadmills and burns the towers. I’m not worthy. I’m not better …

Rich Pastors: Ugly Church

One of the things that turns me off to church…that turns many of us off to church…is Pastors making HUGE, GINORMOUS coin on the backs of people who are told that they must give to support some orphaned kid in some faraway place. Actually, Pastors getting rich off the ministry bugs the crap out of me. Seems like there should …

Every Church is…

Every church is contemporary. Every church looks like the world around us. All Christian churches are contemporary. Some are contemporary to the 1950’s. And that’s OK. Some are contemporary to the 1980’s. Again, no prob. One of the vanguards of the contemporary church movement began in 1965 with casual dress and upbeat music. As the decades changed, many of the …

Death and What Lives On…

You’re gonna die. They’ll place you in a coffin and put you in the ground. Or burn you and put your ashes in an urn. But you’re gonna die. And no one will remember you. Seriously- give it 2 generations or so and they won’t know you. Even if they were to name a street or a bridge or a …

You’re Gonna Pierce WHAT?!?

Don’t miss this! You have every right in Christ to drink a beer, to get tatts, to watch movies, to dance, to go clubbing, to pierce every part of your body, to wear shorts and a tank top to church, to play poker or get a scratcher. You have that right. The Pharisees lie. They put pressure on you. They …

Christians, Alcohol and Doing Violence to the Scriptures…

There’s a link below.  The people who wrote this and believe in this are probably really good folks.  We do, however, disagree sharply.  Not just about the topic.  But the way in which the Scriptures are used (misused, IMHO) in order to justify a position.  I’ve linked to the article.  And my response from a FB discussion related to the …

Layman Convictions…

Layman Convictions: We are solidly New Covenant. The Old Covenant refers to the Mosaic Law Code and includes the rules and regulations from Leviticus and Deuteronomy. It was given to the Jews, not the Gentiles. There is NO RECORD of God ever giving the Old Covenant to the Gentiles. Nor expecting them to live by it. Rather, Romans says that …

Choose the Right Fear

Fear conquers fear. The story of Jonah is not about a fish. Yeah, you read that right: it’s not about a fish. God tells Jonah to head to Nineveh. To “call out against it.” In other words, to pronounce judgment on it. Which Jonah must have LOVED. Because the Assyrians people (Peeps who lived in Nineveh) were cruel, strong and …