At all cost

At all cost

Job said “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him.” I have had reason as of late to really ponder those words. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t compare my life to Job, that would be silly. Compared to the persecution of our brothers and sisters all over the world who are literally dying for Christ, my life is of no comparison. Yet we would all agree that life often gives us great difficulty, much of it beyond our ability to handle. So when that happens what do we do? Read more about At all cost

Legalism Kills

Legalism Kills

I count myself fortunate to have experienced many different modes of church. In my early life I was part of a fairly liberal church where, with the exception of church traditions such as the way you dress, and the type of music used, there wasn’t much legalism. In this environment, anything went. There wasn’t much said about the Bible’s stance on moral issues. These ideas were left completely to the individual to sort out. Of course with this, was a complete lack of biblical teaching on moral issues. Then later in life, I attended a strict, legalistic church where the pastor was in charge. From the pulpit we were indoctrinated with every form of church legalism known to man. We were told how to dress, what music to listen to, what moral decisions to make on just about every topic you can think of. Read more about Legalism Kills

Out of the Huddle

Out of the Huddle

I was at Willow Creek’s Leadership Summit this year and WOW did God ever speak to us. In times like these it’s very easy for people to become self-focused. Money’s tight, people are losing their homes, jobs are tenuous or nonexistent… times are tough! So yeah, it’s very easy to be self-focused. And truth be told, being self-focused isn’t a bad thing…it’s often necessary. Read more about Out of the Huddle