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Category: Church

Go About Doing Good

I’ve written elsewhere about the false dichotomy pushed by some pastors, primarily from the Calvinist camp, between doing good to our neighbors and preaching. Their primary argument is people need salvation more than they need healing. We will set aside the ironic fact in the New Testament the two words,…

Struggle

I am willing to bet every Christian has heard or read the verse of Jesus saying, “Take up your cross and follow me.” It is found twice in Matthew (10:38, 16:24) and once in Mark 8:34 and Luke 9:23. Most quoted is the one in Luke: “If anyone would come…

Sell Everything?

“There’s one thing you still need to do. Go sell everything you own. Give the money to the poor, and you will have riches in heaven. Then come with me.” Jesus in Mark 10:21 Mark tells the story about a rich young man who ran up to Jesus and asked…

Searching the Lost

“The Son of Man came to look for and to save people who are lost.” Jesus; Luke 19:10 Jesus had a mission when he came to us 2000 years ago. Most emphasize his death. Others emphasize his resurrection. But, how many emphasize Jesus seeking out the lost? This will be…

Dead Preaching

Last month I seen a cartoon circling social media making fun of California’s ban on plastic straws. The cartoon depicted a scene from an urban area all too common these days. It showed people who were homeless living in tents and dumpsters. Coming from the left is a well dressed…