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?
When you have been eating the Word- the Living Word- can you easily move on to eating styrofoam packing peanuts and not notice? Of course not! You spit that bite right out. Lame. Weird. Useless. The world is trying to imitate the Christian feast on the word of God with their packing peanut eating festivals. They love … Continue reading Packing Peanuts
It has been a heckuva week at sea, as they say. I sit here wrapped up in blankets watching the snow fall out my window, wondering where spring has run off to, and staring at a little verse highlighted in my Bible: "For indeed the gospel was preached to us as well as to them; … Continue reading Tragedy And Daily Bread
I don't rely on the USA Today for my news or opinions, so I missed this snazzy little article the other day proclaiming that a great "revelation" has occurred in American churches that is bringing "joy and happiness" to millions! Sadly, this revelation is being met with "resistance and retrenchment" by others though, throwing a … Continue reading Growing Without Direction