Two essential habits for Christians – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 5

How do you practice following Jesus? What are the essentials? This post is the conclusion to this week’s five-part series through Colossians 3:1-4, which started here, and we will reflect on two essential habits for Christians. Paul wraps up his teaching in Colossians 3:1-4, with what he writes in verse 4: “When Christ, who isContinue reading “Two essential habits for Christians – Colossians 3:1-4, Part 5”

Current Events – (How to Avoid) The Failure of Ravi Zacharias, Part 5

This week on the blog, I’ve been talking about the recent news of the awful failure of Ravi Zacharias. He is one in a long line of abusive leaders, and started with the first post here I’ve attempted to tell his story and how we might respond to it. As I mentioned in some ofContinue reading “Current Events – (How to Avoid) The Failure of Ravi Zacharias, Part 5”

Current Events – The Failure of Ravi Zacharias, Part 4

This week its Current Events week on the blog, and I’ve been been writing a five-part series about the failure of Ravi Zacharias (so far you can read part one, part two, part three, and this is part four). How do we respond to such a grievous failure? It seems to me the primary responseContinue reading “Current Events – The Failure of Ravi Zacharias, Part 4”

How to build others up in the faith – Jude 17-25, Part 2

Are you building others up? What does it mean to build others up? In th previous post I mentioned that there are Christian phrases that we use but maybe don’t fully understand. Today we’re looking at the phrase “build each other up.” Are you building others up in the faith? Yesterday we began our seriesContinue reading “How to build others up in the faith – Jude 17-25, Part 2”

How goes it with your soul?

“How goes it with your soul?” Anyone ever ask you that?  Probably not.  It kinda has an Old English sound to it, doesn’t it?  We don’t talk like that.  But maybe we should. That question “How goes it with your soul?” used to be a standard question in our church circles long ago. An AnglicanContinue reading “How goes it with your soul?”

Jesus’ very difficult question – Luke 6:46-49

We so often call ourselves Christians. We look at that as our core identity. We see it as what we truly believe, and we bank on those beliefs as what will get us to heaven when we die. But are we doing what Jesus said we should do? I am asking the question because JesusContinue reading “Jesus’ very difficult question – Luke 6:46-49”

How to defeat temptation – 1st Corinthians 10:1-13

What tempts you? Delicious foods? Overindulgence of food? TV shows? Hobbies? Possessions? A new car? Men? Women? You name it. Temptation in and of itself is simply an invitation.  Admittedly, it is a very enticing, powerful invitation that can be hard to turn away from.  How do you say “no” to temptation?  Is it possibleContinue reading “How to defeat temptation – 1st Corinthians 10:1-13”

The “D” Word

I hate the “D” word. I also hate the “A” word. They are very similar, and they are both painful. Discipline and Accountability. (Those are the words you thought I was talking about, right?) This week as we continue our study of 1st Corinthians, Paul continues confronting the Christians in the church of Corinth.  Interestingly,Continue reading “The “D” Word”