Ball is in Your Court

What place, what circumstances, what limitations could you possibly face that would keep you from following Jesus and living fully for him? There is an answer, of course. But only one. Because even a jail cell or an aggressively oppressive and anti-Christian country can’t stop God’s people from loving Jesus and living for him. Someone might try to keep you …

The Call…and the Wait

There is the Call of God. It’s there. He calls. You’re sure. You’re geeked out and ready for it! Yeah baby! And then… And then… And then… (nothing). Understand, God often places a huge PAUSE right after the Promise of the Call. There’s a reason for it. Keep that thought- we’ll come back to it. Abram is told he and …

“Jesus is demon-possessed”

Prologue: Jesus was baptized by a non-denominational preacher. “What does that say about him? What- our guys weren’t “good enough” to baptize him?” He attended a wedding…and brought extra people with him. Who does this guy think he is? And then made more wine! Doesn’t he know that wine is the devil’s juice? Did he WANT them to get drunk? …

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 …