Things Christians Should Know About Fasting

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

Moderation: A Great, Great Need

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

Offensive Things About the Bible

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

I Don’t Find God in Church

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

My Thoughts About the Extra-canonical Books of the Bible

Almost nobody talks about them. Very few people ever address the subject…maybe because they are still stuck talking about David or Joseph? (Sorry…insider joke from this post.) But seriously, did you know there are dozens and dozens of books not included in, but closely related to the Bible? I don’t know why, but I was always given the impression that to read the Apocrypha or … Continue reading My Thoughts About the Extra-canonical Books of the Bible