It is often too easy to get mired (affectionately called mindf**king) in the realms of religious philosophy. No credible source whom we know or about whom we have read has physically sat down with God and discussed the kingdom, heaven and hell, salvation, etc. Some claim to have special insight and it is these whom we should distrust the most. When there appears video and audio of this personal God meeting on YouTube, then maybe, we could agree with the philosophy which a religionist proclaims as truth. The preceding words are, of course, somewhat facetious and tongue-in-cheek. But, tr
When Jesus died, He hung on the cross between two criminals. In Greek, the word is kakourgos, a compound of evil+doer. This refers to someone who’s employment is practicing wrong things. While we might not have personally broken laws that would make us criminals in our societies, we have more in common with at least one of these two men than you might think.
Yesterday evening, I was in a store getting some snacks, and the guy in front of me was wearing an odd shirt. It had the quote “Sacrifice nothing” written on the back, and it immediately had me thinking about how we must sacrifice everything to follow Christ. Our society lives in a selfish world where it can have anything it wants and not have to face consequences, which is wrong. If you want to follow Christ, you must be willing to give up everything, and that means everything.
It’s a quiet day around here. I probably lost a few subscribers with what I posted yesterday. But it happened. It’s part of my past. I spoke in tongues. Or, if you’re not sure about all this, ‘He thinks he did.’
By calling myself a post-Charismatic — I still use Evangelical as a primary descriptive despite its liabilities — I’m saying that my Evangelicalism is product of a particular movement but one with which I no longer identified.