Tag Archives: mainstream churches

The Theology of Division

There is so very much that we simply cannot see unless God shows it to us. I’m not sure there is any way to draw a line between heart-led moral perception and a direct move by God to point something … Continue reading

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Ain’t Happenin’ Here

Seven days without worship makes one weak. That’s an old pun — week/weak. Let’s pretend for a moment that I wasn’t able to post on my blog for a week or so. Let’s pretend further you all knew why, so … Continue reading

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The Path of Resistance

Without a shred of doubt or shame, I assert that there is no God but Jehovah. He is the Creator and Lord of all things. Further, the only accurate portrayal of Him comes through the Bible. The people and culture … Continue reading

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Another Religious Word: Discipleship

“Make disciples of all the nations,” Jesus said (Matthew 28:19). During my adult life, I recall when the word “discipleship” became a big thing during the late 1970s. It’s one of several competing themes in the mainstream religious market that … Continue reading

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The End of Religious Schlock

The cards are not in your favor, Christian bookstores; read `em and weep. I’m just enough iconoclast to appreciate the death of so-called Christian book stores. In the middle ages it was alleged relics of the New Testament figures and … Continue reading

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Scars on My Soul

My right knee is beginning to look like a roadmap. But scars in the flesh mean next to nothing in the bigger picture. It’s the scars on my soul that still bother me. Today I spent time with a dear … Continue reading

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Natural Division and Departure

This post may well cause some of you to unsubscribe; it’s okay. In John 6, Jesus did some interesting miracles and quite a few folks followed Him, thinking this was the political Messiah they had been expecting. By His miracles … Continue reading

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