The One Thing The American Church Must Not Be Fueled By

Reposted from 2018 Twelve years ago, I quit one of the great joys of my life. I had enough. I was disgusted and embarrassed and I felt hoodwinked, used, and deceived. So I quit. Baseball, this great game that had captured my imagination and heart since I was in junior high, had become bloated, monstrous,... Continue Reading →

Try Growing Up

Instead of chasing every new teaching, try a little scripture reading. Instead of seething with anger, try forgiveness. Instead of cunning and scheming, try speaking the truth in love. Instead of finding ways to divide, try finding unity in the faith. Instead of seeking only individual health, try seeking the health of the group or... Continue Reading →

Surrender: The Great Forgotten Word

My tolerance for other's tomfoolery, for disobedience, for not taking things seriously is not very high. My friends like to remind me of the time in High School when we were organizing our first Fantasy Baseball Draft and I grew impatient with their lack of adherence to the rules and structure of the proceedings. I... Continue Reading →

Two Mistakes We Make In Growing Up

Jesus, in the Greatest Sermon Ever Given, talked about these things: Anger Lust Lying Revenge Pride Greed Worry Judging Falseness Our great defense mechanism as humans is to recognize these traits in other people but not in ourselves. If we start reading Matthew 5-7 and get to teachings on pride or lust or anger we... Continue Reading →

Committing Murder In Your Heart

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who... Continue Reading →

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