Does Christianity really need Jesus to rise from the dead? – Easter 2021, Part 2

Does Christianity really need Jesus to rise from the dead?  Maybe it would be okay to just worship and follow the teachings of Jesus?  He was a really awesome guy, resurrection or not.  If Christianity doesn’t actually need a risen Jesus, that could potentially help many people who simply cannot believe in miracles.  Thomas JeffersonContinue reading “Does Christianity really need Jesus to rise from the dead? – Easter 2021, Part 2”

How to be a good friend to God- Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 10

In the previous post, I mentioned that I had to confess and repent, “Lord Jesus, Holy Spirit in me, I am sorry I haven’t been a good friend, I’m sorry I haven’t given much effort to get to know you.”  Of course, that is not totally true, as we can get to know God inContinue reading “How to be a good friend to God- Colossians 1:24-2:5, Part 10”

Creativity can set you free – Colossians 1:1-8, Part 1

I heard from some in my congregation, after the events of this past Wednesday January 6, 2021, the breaching of the US Capitol building by Trump-supporting extremists, that they were really struggling.  What is going on in our country?  How do we Christians respond?  We can feel trapped in our uncertainty about how to respond.Continue reading “Creativity can set you free – Colossians 1:1-8, Part 1”

Attempting to define sin [False ideas Christians believe about…Sin. Part 2]

What are some of the famous phrases that you have heard about sin?  Have you heard these phrases before? All sins are the same.  No sin is worse than any other.  Or it’s contrast, some sins are worse than others. Love the sinner, hate the sin. You might look at that list and think, “ButContinue reading “Attempting to define sin [False ideas Christians believe about…Sin. Part 2]”