Showing posts from November, 2018

Duality of Man

Very few people will ever become ‘well known’ or household names. But many folks still want to do allthey can to add some sparkle of celebrity to their own names. The payoff can be real — the more famous someone becomes the more customers, clients or likes they’ll draw; the bigger the draw the more cultural notoriety. The American Success Prototype: - Improve Yourself - Push your "Brand" - Click “Like” — Get others to follow you
Christ-followers.  I suspect that since you’re continuing to read this article, you maybe wondering how to balance your social status with your Christian beliefs. Maybe you’re considering, how you can be more successful spiritually and to a lesser degree, socially.  The Jesus Kingdom Exemplar: - Deny yourself - Take up your cross -Follow Me

The prophet Daniel wrote: Many people who have already died will live again.Some of them will wake up to have life forever, but some will wake up to find shame and disgrace forever.
What we have is two humanities, two self d…

So Simple

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. I thirst for God, the living God.[1]
Human beings are complex. God designed us with the amazing ability to reason and logic and do what others in creation can not do: speak, laugh and believe in a Divine Creator© Our ability to think rationally is a gift we should be grateful for, but this ability sometimes causes us to take the simplest of principles and complicate them to the point of becoming ineffective. I find it amazing how we tend to over complicate things, especially theological things. It doesn’t have to be that way. ‘A minute to learn, a lifetime to master’ easily describes the the good news of Jesus. There is a simplicity to the gospel, so that even a child can comprehend it. There is also depth and infinite richness to the gospel, which means we can spend the rest of our lives learning, discussing, and applying it’s truths.[2] St Jerome said it this way: “The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and d…

The Art of Idleness

Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde said:  ‘..To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world…’
I don’t believe that our lives as a Christian can be well lived in idleness. How often do needs around us go unmet because of our failure to do; to react; to trust God? I continually see an American Christian faith, neutral and shy of radical super-natural belief. It should be crying out: we can make a difference! “…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.”[1]
The New Testament knows nothing of a “faith” that ignores needs, closes eyes to injustice, and keeps one’s mouth closed to the truth of the gospel. We are after all, not just Christians, but ‘truth-tellers’. Isn’t that why we're regenerated and restored?I’m convinced that our Holy Spirit infused faith is not a state of mind or…