Bible · Christianity · Honesty · Interpretation · Jesus

Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity

Where do Jesus’ words, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing” from Luke 23:34 fit regarding charity among believers who believe different things about how proper Christianity should be lived out and the content a proper Christian should believe?  Is this verse a hint or should it be kept at… Continue reading Serious Question for Evangelical Christianity

Christianity · Easter · Jesus · RIP · Unity

RIP My Friend

I often fall into frustration about what I consider to be apathy in the large Evangelical church regarding the conversion of personal, “eternal life-qualifying faith” into actions befitting of the Kingdom of God in the here & now.  Actually, it’s a pretty glaring omission when you think about it.  The American Evangelical church focuses on… Continue reading RIP My Friend

Bible · Christianity · election · Interpretation · Jesus · Paul · Repentance · Romans

God’s Word:  A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path

Psalm 119:105 reads, Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. According to the Blue Letter Bible app (I have no idea if this app is anymore reliable about biblical history than others but it contains a list of probable dates of when each Psalm was written), this Psalm… Continue reading God’s Word:  A Lamp Unto Our Feet & Light Unto Our Path

Bible · Christianity · election · Interpretation · Jesus · Paul · Romans

Romans 3:21-22

But now, apart from the law, the righteousness of God has been revealed, being testified about by the law and the prophets—22 that is, the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. So much has been said about Paul’s Letter to the Romans, what could I, a layperson, contribute to the… Continue reading Romans 3:21-22

America · Christianity · election · Hillary · Jesus · Politics · Race · Trump · Unity

On the Trump Win

Donald Trump will be the President of the United States in January.  Much has been written about how his improbable victory was secured.  Based on all the opinions and statistics flying around out in cyberspace, about the only unanimous conclusion that can be drawn concerning his win is he got the most electoral college votes.… Continue reading On the Trump Win

America · Christianity · Hillary · Jesus · Obama · Politics · Trump

2 Things I don’t understand

Our political spectrum is incredibly exclusive.  That is, it seems, there’s not much room for diversity of policy advocacy wherein sincere voters want to mix & match historically opposed platform planks.  I abhor abortion and believe everyone should, not least Christians, but I won’t vote for Trump no matter how much my anti-abortion cohorts tell… Continue reading 2 Things I don’t understand

America · Bible · Calvinism · Christianity · Honesty · Hosea · Interpretation · Jesus · Prophets · Repentance · Uncategorized

So Many Sins

For a period, I regretted my wife’s involvement with a hyper-Calvinist para-church organization on the basis that their (over) emphasis on sin was excessive and even potentially harmful.  *Disclaimer:  my wife is on the board of said organization and I’m happy that we generously give to it since it’s doing great gospel work regardless of… Continue reading So Many Sins