Guilt, Shame, and Panic: Are they justified?

“How dangerous a master human emotion is!”  ― Watchman Nee We've all been there: you wake on Saturday after sleeping in a bit from a hard week at work. You wake up, grab some coffee, maybe spend some time with Jesus for awhile, and realize you have nothing to do for the day (or you just... Continue Reading →

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The Lost Art of Love

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” (John 13:34-35) "Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast... Continue Reading →

Why are We to Bear Fruit? The Answer May Surprise You

We've all heard the verse where Jesus describes a good tree bearing good fruit. And we've all heard countless preachers, books, blog posts, and general conversations where the topic was this of bearing fruit. It seems many Christians today are consumed by the alleged need to bear fruit. In fact, there are also many who have... Continue Reading →

Book Review: “The Pastor Has No Clothes!” by Jon Zens (Updated 8/16/11)

The modern office and role of the “pastor” (or minister, in some circles), has a fixed place in the minds and hearts of believers and unbelievers. Even the atheists and members of other religions recognize the pastorate as being a necessary fixture in the church. But does it have any Scriptural backing in the New... Continue Reading →

Independently Dependent

As followers of Christ, we are both dependent and independent. We are also independently dependent. What do I mean by that? It's simple, really, but easily missed or forgotten. First and foremost we are completely dependent upon God (or at least we should be). I know for me, I can't seem to wake up in... Continue Reading →

Last Saturday

During our last gathering with the Church on Saturday, our assignment was to pick from a long list of different names for our Lord and then either do a skit, write a poem, bring a song, do a teaching, etc. Well, I chose to write a poem on The Great Physician. I've decided, after much... Continue Reading →

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