Don’t Follow Jesus…As a Teacher

Don’t follow Jesus as a teacher. At best, on a good, day, you’ll be really religious and people will think much of you. And Jesus will call you names. Jesus is a terrible teacher. I mean, seriously, who goes around calling their students “Satan” simply for trying to protect them? And it’s common knowledge that we’re supposed to be known …

How you speak…communicates Christ to them

Christ’s communication varied depending on the audience. To his disciples, he gave straight info and pointed, personal rebukes. To the crowds, he spoke mostly in parables. To the religious leaders as a whole, he gave condemnation in very harsh terms. To the people who sought him out, he showed love and spoke pure gospel. “Jesus, looking at him, loved him …

5 Small Changes…Huge Results

5 Small Changes that Can Produce HUGE Results It was tough. I was cycling as my main means of transport. Riding my bicycle everywhere. (Yeah, I was on skinny tires, wearing spandex and riding on the roads. Go ahead, hate me. But I was in the best shape of my life, tackling mountain climbs like they were easy downhill slopes). …

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 …