When I was growing up I belonged to a very conservative church. We believed in the inerrant scripture and that we engaged with God through our faith and works. We were taught in moral purity and to avoid the emotionalism of “other” denominations. Problem? As a teenager I was not exactly “pure” and seriously struggled with the shame of my inner life. Also, besides my … Continue reading I’m an Evangelical, Charismatic, Mainline, Conservative, Amillennial, ….. Aw, Forget It!
In a society becoming more secular, are we not seeing the open doors? Are we now concerned with the comfort of the saved at the cost of the work of the Gospel? This is the mission field, we have been born into the mission field, comfort is behind us. Let’s go for the work of God. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/gospel-opportunities-opposition/ (Steve McAlpine, Gospel Coalition) Continue reading Repost: Want Gospel Opportunities? Embrace Opposition.
Lately I have been getting a bit … challenged by statements in the media and social networks on how the church should be more [tolerant; inclusive; non-discriminatory; etc]. Then what is more disturbing is that some have started stressing the point that they are these things and you almost feel as if they are adding hashtags to the Gospel. #inclusiveJesus; #DiversityGospel; #JesusisPoliticallyCorrect etc. Please don’t … Continue reading Some Truths Are Unalterable
My friend (Name Withheld) has recently had a journey through cancer that is a story worth sharing. With his permission I leave it with you now. I have altered only a few words and done very minor editing as he told the story far better than I could. When I went into hospital for the biopsy, I found it really difficult to have trust in … Continue reading Cancer and Faith