Lent Reflection – Am I choosing power over love?

Good morning! It’s the 5th day of Lent. This is the next installment of my series of Lenten reflections based on Brian Zahnd’s Lent devotional The Unvarnished Jesus. As a practice of my own, I’ll be posting daily (or near daily) short reflections on the scriptures chosen. Today’s scripture is Matthew 4:1-11, the story of […]

You might be perishing, and why that stinks.

Are We Missing The Point? John 3:16. Everyone knows it, right? This verse is predominantly printed on highway billboards and signs held high in the end zones of football games. Why? Because John 3:16 gets used pretty much exclusively in the context of “getting people saved.” It’s a part of any gospel presentation worth its […]

Why The Church Has To Stop Saying Sexual Sin Is The Most Important Thing.

Somewhere back in time someone decided that sexual sin is the worst kind of sin.  In many churches sexual sin is the line over which you may not cross. Sex before marriage is the worst thing a Christian teenager can do.  Sleeping around is the worst thing a Christian woman can do.  Looking at pornography […]

Myth #2: Emotions Will Lead You Astray.

Here’s Part 2: “Whatever you do, don’t make an emotional decision!”  How many times have you heard that advice?  It sounds wise.  After all, how many stories do we know of people who followed their emotions right off a cliff?  We know of people who lost everything following anger or lust or greed.  In a […]