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While I’m not a fan of Facebook groups, I do enjoy connecting with people on my Facebook page.
However, from time to time, I’ll look at some of the news feeds of my friends. And I’ll see some of them getting roped into full-blown doctrinal beat downs on their walls.
In like manner, I’ve been pulled into countless Facebook groups – meaning, people “joined” me.
I don’t follow these groups and rarely make a comment.
However, once in a while I’ll get tagged, so I end up looking at the thread.
For the last seven years in observing these groups (I’ve been added to over 100 of them), and I’ve lost count of the knock-down, drag-out, WWE-styled smackdowns over biblical topics and social issues I’ve seen.[Continue Reading…]
Franz Kafka once said the following:
I think we ought to read only books that bite and sting us. If the book we are reading doesn’t shake us awake like a blow on the skull, why bother reading it in the first place? . . . A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
Kafka is right.
I’d add that if you aren’t being challenged, then you aren’t growing.
This is one of the reasons why I write, speak, and have a podcast.
I seek to challenge others with those things which have challenged me in my own walk.
That’s the subject of today’s podcast episode.[Continue Reading…]
Last November, I featured Shane Claiborne’s article which asked if it’s okay for Christians to be rich.
In that post, I promised I would offer my own thoughts on the subject.
And I have.
In today’s podcast.
Listen to the entire show and make a comment or ask a question below.
I’d be particularly interested to know if the Lord revealed something to you afresh in this area after hearing the episode.
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“God remains humanity’s greatest disappointment.”
~ Dallas Willard
If you have your ear to the ground or your eyes on the screen, you will see a daily avalanche of mere mortals cursing, damning, and blaming the eternal God for everything that’s wrong in the world.
If people treat Him this way, while He is invisible, what would happen if He made Himself visible, like so many say they want?
They’d no doubt kill Him!
Wait . . .
And they did.
Then Jesus told Thomas, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
~ John 20:29[Continue Reading…]
If you ever listen to a pastor, teacher, or conference speaker rehearse a story, you’ll often hear them say something like this:
“After I finished my talk last month, someone came up to me and asked . . .”
The phrase “someone came up to me” is a well-worn statement that’s unthinkingly repeated by speakers, both Christian and non-Christian alike.
These speakers hear others use it, then they unwittingly use it without a thought.[Continue Reading…]