If you don’t sing the right kind of music…. If you dress inappropriately…. If you don’t give to the church…. If you haven’t been baptized the right way…. Or at the right age…. Or in the right church…. If you married a non-Christian… If you don’t volunteer…. Or attend a bible study…. Or tell people […]Read more "What did you expect?"
I’ve been told that religion is just a crutch and that those who believe in God are ignorant. Up until the past few days, I have been personally offended by these accusations. I think I’ve mentioned before that being labeled as ignorant is not something that sits well with me. Then, God showed me something […]Read more "Ignorance Embraced"
This concept of being a hypocrite is that the self that I show to others does not match my true self. I cannot say for sure whether the age of social media in which we live makes it more difficult to give a true representation of yourself. But I feel like it certainly doesn’t help. […]Read more "Truth Rebranded"
Just a quick note to acknowledge that it was probably kind of foolish of me to resolve an early morning Bible reading time the day before the time shifted back one hour in my time zone. Or was it forward one hour? At any rate, all I know is that waking up at 7am made […]Read more "Time Change"
I have been a teacher in some capacity for a little over 20 years. I feel that in order to be a good teacher it is important to be an excellent learner. So, I have worked diligently at the process of learning how to learn. Without getting to deep into “teacher lingo” I can tell […]Read more "Deluge"
I’ve been troubled lately by my cynicism when I read through the Bible. I read about Peter being rescued from prison by angels, and I think, “That’s a convenient cover story for a prison break.” I read about Samson’s mother, barren and hopeless. An angel told her she would have a child. I wonder if maybe she made […]Read more "The Certainty of Not Knowing"
As I read through my Bible I have been somewhat guaranteed that every tenth chapter that I read will leave me utterly confused. I’ve become so sure of this phenomena that as I come upon this tenth chapter I go ahead and ask God, “Are you going to explain this one to me?” I’ve mentioned […]Read more "The Pattern of Confusion"