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!
This week I had an interesting encounter at my support group I go to. Yes I go to a support group. Yes, I have mental health and life issues and I need help. That’s life, deal with it. Now at my group I meet all sorts of people which is awesome. The people range from traditional Christian, Muslim and discouraged agnostics. Our paths are varied … Continue reading One Way!… Not Sure.
I’m trying to think of another time in my life where I’ve … Gone to church in my pajamas Got home in a microsecond Had a chat about the sermon WHILE the sermon was on Been able to go to the bathroom during the service without being embarrassed Totally avoided having to apologise for my singing. So, other then the biscuits is there a reason … Continue reading Online Sundays
There are many words we get wrong or confused. Two of these are “Holy” and “Sacred”. Holy means perfect and complete. Without fault or lack. Sacred means set apart particularly for a divine purpose. In my life I have found little that is Holy. But Sacred? Yes, I have seen much that is sacred. The first clear moment of sacred was when I took my … Continue reading Sacrament
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.
In my last post I briefly wrote of the foundations of belief. In Romans Paul writes of these common threads and how these are what binds us. At the risk of repeating myself these threads are what binds the body of Christ together regardless of denomination or culture. They are the work of God as opposed to the works of people. But God demonstrates His own … Continue reading The Common Thread
Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. Romans 4:20-21 NIV YouVersion My very is that “we will be strengthened in faith and [be] fully convinced that what He [has] promised, He [is] able to perform”. Unless … Continue reading Foundations
O Jesus, meek and humble of heart,help me put my self-importance asideto learn the kind of cooperation with othersthat makes possible the presence of your Father’s household. Amen. Adapted from a prayer by Rafael,Cardinal Merry Del Val, 1865–1930 Continue reading Humilty