Out of Context: Matthew 18:20 “Where two or three are gathered together in my name…”

In our series of Out of Context topics, we will talk about the misappropriation of Scriptures used to either garner control or gain material wealth from congregations. Scripture teaches clearly that the Word was not to be used in this fashion, and yet with humanity involved, it seems almost inevitable, […]

When it’s Right to be Wrong

Arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand they say. Or, Ignorance is Bliss. I believe the first one, but the second is misleading. It’s somewhat akin to the lie our parents always told us (at least, mine did), “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me“. […]

Out of Context: Malachi 3:8 Will a Man Rob God

In our series of Out of Context topics, we will talk about the misappropriation of Scriptures used to either garner control or gain material wealth from congregations. Scripture teaches clearly that the Word was not to be used in this fashion, and yet with humanity involved, it seems almost inevitable, […]

So you’re a follower, but of whom?

According to a LiveScience article published in November 2011, your propensity to be a leader or a follower is highly genetic. Let’s just say you got the follower gene, how do you make sure you are following the right person or thing? We’ve all certainly heard the term sheeple, a negative impression describing a […]

Fight for Faith

Fight for Faith – because it is worth it! The simplicity of the Gospel is that Christ, while you and I were yet sinners, died for us. He came in the weakness of flesh to end the battle of the Law for Righteousness (legalism). He took the penalties for our […]

Are you wearing the yoke of Christ, or of Man?

Are you wearing the yoke of Christ or Man? Are your behaviors, actions, performances and thoughts led by the Spirit, or is your yoke man made? Not to compare you with a bull, or an oxen, but Jesus made the reference when He said “For my yoke is easy and my […]

It’s time to Look Up!

Have you ever noticed how life can be filled with so many downs? When we get sick we have to lay down. When things don’t go well – we feel down. Our car breaks down, business has gone down, payroll goes down, the internet went down (God forbid!), our number of […]

Why Performance Based Religion Fails People

Why Performance-Based Religion Fails People My Monday morning drive found me playing Today’s Christian Hits on my Google Play Music account, streamed through my cars Bluetooth. There are just a few songs on there I truly like, the rest are catchy tunes and filler sounds. But this morning one of […]

A Moment of Faith

A Moment of Faith Have you ever caught yourself in the middle of one of those coincidence moments and wondered was this really coincidence? Was God somehow in the moment, working things out for good, increasing your faith? Sometimes the answer comes at a later date, when you have had time to consider […]

Public Shaming has no place in Christianity

Public Shaming (aka Forced Confession) has no place in Christianity! Healthy and unhealthy Church is inextricably linked to the form of a marriage relationship, or a parent/child relationship. It is no wonder God gave us power to become the ‘sons’ of God (John 1:12) or that we are considered the […]