Mustard Seed Faith

I’ve always struggled with the idea of faith. What is it to begin with? Is it something that we find small at first, and then watch it grow? Maybe that notion is actually the farthest thing from the truth? In the past I’ve laid down my reasons for stating that Satan is not some other … Continue reading

Clashes Everywhere Breaking Apart Nations

As I write this problems are occurring predominantly in three nations in the world: Ukraine, Venezuela and Thailand. Mostly, these problems are due to minority groups within these nations who so identify themselves with ideas or understandings outside of those that underlie the majority consensus that drives these nations that they want out or want … Continue reading

Cast Your Net on the Right Side of the Boat

For two thousand years Christianity has lingered in a period without miracles. Miracles were not just a part of Christ’s ministry, when he walked on earth. They were also a part of the normal life of the Early Church. What happened? To answer the question we need to understand that everything in the bible is … Continue reading

The Christianity of Two Minds

American Christianity, if not all of Christianity, is divided today. On the one hand there are those who would look to the teachings of Jesus and say that Christianity is about loving our brothers. On the other hand there are those who think that figuring out what’s going to happen in the soon coming apocalypse … Continue reading

If You See Me When I Am Taken From You

There are a few things, themes if you will, that you will find again and again in the Bible. Some of those things are obvious, like forgiveness or good behavior. Some of those things are not so clear, but when you look for them you will be amazed. One of those themes is the instruction … Continue reading

Conservative Disease

Recently, I came across an article on a local news website that detailed a custody situation. The players in the battle were the woman who had given birth to the child, the father and the child. The woman, Sara McKenna, was an ex-marine who had been working as a firefighter at a marine base in … Continue reading

Who is Sacrifice for: God or Man?

Going on from a subject I have been talking about lately, the baptism of repentance for the remission of sin, the more I ponder the more I find there is more to talk about. I mentioned how different it was, indeed, for John to go about offering remission of sin for something as meager as … Continue reading

What is the Point of Christianity?

I’ve been making the point lately about how Jesus interpreted the law, how he said it was summed up in love, versus how the Pharisees and the teachers of the law insisted the law be interpreted, strictly – as if explicitly following it could bring a man to a place before God. John came and … Continue reading

The Apocalypse

I have to chuckle when I think about how much time I’ve spent worrying about the end of the world. From the time I was a teenager, no before that even, I was filled with the sense of it. It’s no wonder, really, back then we had the Cold War going on. Nuclear missiles were … Continue reading