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October is here, and Halloween is on my mind.
No gimmicks, or trickery to be had.
…apple trees don’t grow true.
The view of the pastorate must be one of the saddest. How many shadows linger in the church of those whom have stepped from the light?
A brief look at why I dislike the garter toss which quickly turns into a rant about the state of the church.
This one is going to be awkward, I’m just gonna go ahead and say it.
We have failed.
I have been fortunate to see marriages fifty years strong, alas I have also seen marriages doomed to fail since the last ‘I do’ was said.
Something you don’t see everyday.
You may think leaving your flock of ninety-nine sheep to find a lost one isn’t rational, but if that is the case, I would guess you don’t know how it feels to be the one.
“She loved windchimes.” That line still echoes in my head.
I heard the familiar pop and, as the sparks flew, that’s when it hit me.
Sun is only one letter away from sin, burn with care.
In 2015 there were 670,000 children in foster care. In 2019, 672,000. (That’s more children than the total population of Wyoming… And Vermont.)
Preparing for Easter Christians, and thoughts on how to deal with them.
Saints are called to be a light in the darkness. Let your light shine in all that you do.
We’re a long way from Mayberry RFD.
So, my friend, where does this leave us? I can recount stories all day and beat you over the head with a sign that says ‘Jesus loves you,’ but that won’t always help the way we want it to. It’s easy, in theory, to tell yourself that no one is fit to judge you. In practice, it can be hard to remember when you’re face to face with people doing just that.
Reviewing the song ‘Are You There Do You Care’ and how it relates to the loneliness that Christians sometimes face.
Learning to be content in any and every situation.
If you want to marry a man, don’t date a boy.
Something that I learned a long time ago is that there’s a difference between a man who is a Christian, and a man who is a follower of Christ.
Thinking about the moral implications of robot strippers, and how that relates to the way sin is viewed in the future.
This is post contains subjects, pictures, and language you might find offensive. Read at your own risk. I know some of you who read this blog. Do not discuss this with me in person. Dear God, please no.
What makes a good wife? Looking to the bible to find traits that make a wife “good.”
When you have to accept that who you want her to be and who she is aren’t the same person.
In the past the common debate around Christmas was whether or not people were trying to remove Christ from it. In more recent years, there has been a growing number of Christian not celebrating Christmas because of some of the pagan roots in modern Christmas tradition. Should we shun Christmas? Let’s look. As I discussed … Continue reading Is Christmas a pagan holiday?
Santa Claus: Myth, or reality?
Looking at the history of ‘x-mas’ and why Christ is still present in it.
A brief look at how Psalm 14 relates to our modern world.
Today we’ll be looking at my favourite school of philosophy, Epicureanism; a brief view of what it is, how it’s shaped my outlook, and how it can help your faith-walk.
Examining the song ‘People help the people’ and how it relates to the Christian experience.
A brief rundown of the Christian roots of Halloween.
Comparing and contrasting ‘agape’, ‘eros’, ‘philia’, and ‘storge.’
Capital punishment is now legal nationwide. You have been appointed to administer all executions, and only you can administer executions. For each execution you perform, you will be given ten million dollars.
Examining 1 Corinthians 11, and arguing why a head covering should be a part of every Christian woman’s ensemble.
Reflecting on the past and examining the value of the most precious commodity there is.
Gardening can be a very rewarding activity. Admittedly, having to fight a garden hose in the middle of the summers heat isn’t all that fun, and this hasn’t been the most productive year. But, after your plants have grown and you get to pick your first produce of the season, you can’t help but feel … Continue reading When does a seed become a plant?
A brief view of the history of polygamy in the United States, and arguments in defense of the practice.
Drawing a parallel from how the saints condemned to the arena relates to people who attack the faith today.
Me ten years ago wouldn’t recognize me today. I like to think that’s a good sign. The more time I spend walking, that farther away from my old self I get.
For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. This showed up on my phone as my ‘verse of the day’ earlier this week. This is one of those verses that I’ve … Continue reading Aiming To Please: A reflection on Galatians 1:10
Part 1 You are setting across a table from a stranger. You know that in exactly one hour they are going to die. They won’t leave the table, and you can’t leave the table. You can say anything you want to them, but you can’t tell them they’re dying. What would you spend the next … Continue reading Thought exercise: The one hour conversation
Let’s say that you are a connoisseur of ceramic bowls. One day, you’re carrying one of your favourite bowls, and you drop it. It falls to the ground, shattering into pieces. Distraught, you pick up what remains of it, and you have to decide what to do with it. You have two choices; do you … Continue reading How to repair a broken ceramic bowl.
This morning I read a news article about a young woman whom I have never met that had been kidnapped, raped, and murdered. This afternoon I went to the house of an old man, sickness permeating his body, a few hours before an ambulance took him to the hospital. Soon, he too shall die. Few … Continue reading A debt that all men pay
I honestly don’t know where to start. I’ve seen the narrative of people trying to justify their actions over, and over again. “God won’t let anything happen to us!” “God will protect his people.” “God’s got this.” Do you, by chance, recall the temptation of Jesus? “Then the devil took him to the holy city … Continue reading Arrogance in the modern church
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