I don’t want to be a white Christian.

I don’t want to be a white Christian. And I don’t want you to be a black Christian. Or an Hispanic Christian. Or a Chinese Christian. Or an Indian Christian. At least grammatically. Because when I say white Christian I place my race in the position of an adjective, and it’s the job of an adjective to modify aContinue reading “I don’t want to be a white Christian.”

Rating your dating – pt3 – What about online dating?

More questions from our faith family… Is it okay to be single and NOT be sexually frustrated? I would have paid money for this while I was single. However, it’s less likely for anybody who is highly stimulated by sight. Modesty is a forgotten virtue, so even if someone starts to break free from porn,Continue reading “Rating your dating – pt3 – What about online dating?”

Rating your dating – pt2 – What questions should I be asking?

Disclaimer: these are responses to the questions from our faith family. I’ll hit a few questions each day. 1) Can you encourage godly men to be honest and clear when interested in a young woman? Hey godly men, please be honest and clear when you are interested in a young woman. Unless – that would awaken loveContinue reading “Rating your dating – pt2 – What questions should I be asking?”

Are you afraid of the Holy Spirit?

Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? (Acts 19:2) What a wild question. These were the apostle Paul’s opening words upon being introduced to a new group of  Jesus followers. It’s a different kind of question. Think about the questions most 21st century Christians ask when they meet a “disciple” for the first time. What churchContinue reading “Are you afraid of the Holy Spirit?”

I dare you to Sabbath this weekend.

“The Sabbath was made for man.” (Mark 2:27) I dare you to rest with God this weekend. Your body and soul realistically need one out of seven days to refresh, restore, and recalibrate to the drumbeat of heaven. Every time Jesus was attacked for His approach to Sabbath you find an interesting common denominator: HeContinue reading “I dare you to Sabbath this weekend.”

Mom and Dad do not love each other anymore.

We all know the statistics. Is it 50%? 60%? I can’t even keep track of the percentage of marriages that end in divorce. Which is why I was rolling my eyes while I was flipping through the channels  and I landed on a show with a very predictable conversation. “Kids, Mom and Dad do notContinue reading “Mom and Dad do not love each other anymore.”

“Lord, teach us to pray.”

Lord, teach us to pray. (Luke 11:1) I dare you to live that prayer. I love this verse because it shows that this whole prayer thing can be learned. No one is born knowing how to be the perfect husband. Or mother. Or pray-er. You aren’t the first aspiring Jesus-follower to have a hard timeContinue reading ““Lord, teach us to pray.””

Why haven’t more of my prayers been answered?

Let’s be clear. I don’t deserve for my prayers to be answered. But Jesus took what I deserve. This is the gospel. He lived the life I should have lived and died the death I should have died. He was treated as I deserve so that I could be treated as he deserves. Jesus deservesContinue reading “Why haven’t more of my prayers been answered?”