Many Christians don’t even know what fasting is. Even for the ones who do, they haven’t studied it much or been taught how to apply it in their lives. It is something that rarely, or never, comes up in church and so Christians are left without proper education on the subject. Consequently, it has ceased to be a practice almost at all. This is terrible! … Continue reading Things Christians Should Know About Fasting
1 Corinthians 6:12 All things are lawful unto me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. If only social media didn’t exist, we would be better people. If only fast food wasn’t around, then we would be better people. If only Netflix didn’t exist, we wouldn’t waste so much … Continue reading Moderation: A Great, Great Need
This past Sunday evening, my pastor gave a sermon about how God speaks. How God has beyond all doubt, beyond all coincidence, spoken for His truth and evidenced His existence. My pastor gave some specific and very powerful stories from the Bible and history showing that God speaks. These stories fill me with joy because, honestly, oftentimes we think that our creator is silent. … Continue reading The Creator Speaks
Words. They drop from our mouth so quickly. We rarely stop to think. They just flow out of us like a river, a stream of sounds, a flicker in the atmosphere. And then just as quickly they vanish as if we never said them. Right? Wrong. I once read an illustration that impacted me like an asteroid. I was 12 or so then, and … Continue reading Words
And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me. Matt. 11:6 Are you offended by the Word of God? Because it is an offensive book. There are things that seem vicious or harsh. There are a lot of brutal stories and “hard sayings”. We read of God’s passion in taking vengeance on the wicked. He was zealous to annihilate them. Sometimes we wonder at … Continue reading Offensive Things About the Bible
Sometimes we think that all the answers are at church. We think that to learn about God, we need to go to church. We think that to get “more spiritual” we should go to church. We think that our problems will be solved if we go to church. We think that we are closest to God at church. And while church is very, very important, … Continue reading I Don’t Find God in Church
If you have been told that the case is closed when it comes to this subject, that it’s been proven the earth is not the center of the universe, then someone told you wrong. The case is not closed. Yes, it is generally accepted that the earth is not the center of the universe, that our place in it is random. But then, it is … Continue reading Is the Earth the Center of the Universe?