Tag: John

The Death Penalty Shows us What is Wrong with Worshiping the Bible

The death penalty is what you get when you read the Bible, but never listen to the Holy Spirit speak.

For the abused and mistreated: What does forgiveness require of you?

The talk show guest didn’t intend to question the sincerity of those offering the Charleston gunman forgiveness, but his words spilled out that way.  What he said was, “Just saying that you forgive someone doesn’t mean that you’ve actually forgiven them.” The anchorwoman sitting… Continue Reading “For the abused and mistreated: What does forgiveness require of you?”

A Trinitarian worldview will change everything you thought you knew about God

Tomorrow is Pentecost Sunday when we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit.  Sadly, however, many Christians don’t have a Trinitarian view.  For them, the story of Jesus is completed with his death and resurrection.  In doing so they see the point of God the… Continue Reading “A Trinitarian worldview will change everything you thought you knew about God”

The Sacred Hug promised in the Upper Room

Sometimes I just need a hug.  Yesterday was one of those days.  Too much going on.  Little things making me stressed out.  Nothing huge.  I really can’t explain why, but I felt a little down.  Nothing a hug couldn’t cure. I remember when my… Continue Reading “The Sacred Hug promised in the Upper Room”

Foot Washing: What do you have to offer?

“What do you have to offer?”  Not the typical Holy Week question.  But it really should be! I have been reading a book about how to market books.  As I recently told my publisher, “I am not fond of the marketing aspects of being… Continue Reading “Foot Washing: What do you have to offer?”

Are you Committing the Sin of Living in Scarcity?

I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (Joh 10:10) There is a prosperity gospel out there that is – no matter how you slice it – wrong.  The prosperity gospel teaches that whatever you want (as long as it doesn’t… Continue Reading “Are you Committing the Sin of Living in Scarcity?”

The Inerrant Paraclete

The woman sat across from me in my church office.  She had no trouble believing in miracles, the Immaculate Conception, the resurrection, a-man-swallowing-whale, The Eucharist, or any number of unexplainable mystical things.  She had no trouble believing in a God who loved unconditionally –… Continue Reading “The Inerrant Paraclete”