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God Made the Boat. You’re the Boat. God’s Not Going to Burn up the Boat.
The American Evangelical “Christian” church has much to answer for in people’s confusion about God. After all, their central tenet is this: God made you. You’re a sinner. Because God is perfect and you’re a sinner, He can’t stand you … Continue reading
Posted in america, Art, Christian, church, Culture, Encouragement, Faith, God, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, self-improvement, spirituality Tagged boat, captain, Christianity, evangelical, God Leave a comment
Why Do I Ask but Don’t Receive?
Christ’s words are challenging for us to believe, as is evidenced by the number of sermons attempting to explain away statements that seem fairly straightforward, like, ask and it will be given to you; or, don’t be anxious about what … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Daily Life, Faith, God, inspirational, Relationships, religion, self-improvement, spirituality Tagged ask, Christ, Christianity, God, Jesus, prayer 1 Comment
Saying Grace in Public Places
The other day I ran across a Precious Moments/Norman Rockwell style meme of a little boy — looked like some child in the 1950s — with his hands folded and head bowed, saying grace in a government school lunchroom. In … Continue reading
Posted in Faith, Family, God, home, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, prayer, spirituality Tagged Christianity, Jesus, prayer, restaurant, thanks 6 Comments
Got Jesus? Nope.
In a distressing oversight for which I have no excuse, I do not keep a gallon of Jesus sitting in my refrigerator. “Got Jesus?” I’m sure you’ve seen it, Quasi-Christianity’s not so subtle attempt to mimic an overworked slogan of … Continue reading
Posted in blogging, Christian, church, Culture, Encouragement, Faith, Family, God, home, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, Relationships, religion, self-improvement, spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged Christianity, church, got milk, Jesus, sweet 8 Comments
The Lost Christians of America
If you underwent any sort of Christian religious conversion, you probably took few breaths as a new, spiritual babe in the kingdom of God before you were plonked on a pew to begin absorbing all you need to know to … Continue reading
Posted in america, Christian, church, Culture, Daily Life, Faith, Family, God, home, Life, Lifestyle, religion, self-improvement, spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged American, Billy Graham, Christianity, church, lost, Tolkien 8 Comments
The Titled Aristocracy of the American Church
I ran across a pastor’s money blog the other day that was talking about (shrewd) techniques, (clever) schemes, and (subtly controlling) tactics to increase church giving because, as church leaders know, those headstrong, disobedient, and immature lay members are penurious and miserly little moppets. If … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, church, Culture, Faith, Family, home, Life, Lifestyle, religion, spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged American, aristocracy, Christianity, Jesus, leadership, nobility, titled 1 Comment
Tired of the Command to Repent?
REPENT! It is the battle cry of melodramatic 19th and early 20th century evangelists, whose favorite image was that of the lowly sinner dangled over the flames of hell, toes toasted crusty as a reward for the hardness of his … Continue reading
Posted in Christian, Current Events, Faith, Family, God, home, Life, Lifestyle, Politics, religion, spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged Billy Sunday, Christianity, evangelist, God, Hebrew, hell, Israel, Jeremiah 7:14, law, leaders, Old Testament, preacher, repent 2 Comments
Is Jesus the (American) Way, Truth, and Life?
It is not easy to live life on this planet. Most normal, ordinary human beings simply want to live — to love their family, feed that family, have time to be with and enjoy that family and their friends. But … Continue reading
Posted in acceptance, Christian, Culture, Faith, Family, home, inspirational, Life, Lifestyle, money, religion, spirituality, Uncategorized Tagged business, Christianity, Jesus, success 10 Comments