When we faithfully read the word, not dabbling about but really reading it all, it will change us. We’ll be changed in the laws, and in the prophets. We’ll be changed in the mercies, and in the judgments. We’ll be changed by the passages that don’t sit right with us at first, and by those … Continue reading Life Verses and Digging Deep
There comes a time in every believers faith journey when the rubber has to meet the road. Eventually, we are going to have to walk our talk. I'll be the first to say that I don't think piling on personal hot-takes when others struggle is very helpful. As the cultural temperature gets turned up, too … Continue reading The Heat Is On
"For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written: "I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate. Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher … Continue reading Enter Your Rest
So a little update post on my last entry regarding the shake-up around author and former pastor Joshua Harris' retreat away from the teachings that skyrocketed him to fame in Christian evangelical circles. To recap, he wrote a catchy book calling for a more serious approach to Christian dating, one that would ease the pain … Continue reading Kissing Jesus Goodbye
If you came of age in the late 1990's or were anywhere near an evangelical circle, then 21 year-old Joshua Harris' book I Kissed Dating Goodbye probably made it's way onto your bookshelf. The so-called 'purity movement' was born, and with it came some pretty high expectations and both good and bad theology. I distinctly … Continue reading Replace Purity Culture, But Don’t Replace Jesus
🌟Did you know that you are not obligated (by kindness or Christian charity or compassion) to “wrestle” with passages of Scripture just because you know people who don’t want to obey them? Or even because you don’t want to obey them?! It’s true! Seeking to understand God’s Word is a good thing! Seeking to get … Continue reading Wrestling
When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, "Do you want to be made well?" The sick man answered Him, "Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; someone else always … Continue reading Do You Want To Be Well?