Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?

In Mark chapter 7:1-12 Jesus has an encounter with Pharisees from Jerusalem. Their issue is that Jesus has fed bread to his disciples who are eating with unwashed hands. According to the Law they are defiled, simply for having been hungry. Is church a Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for sinners? Well I think the … Continue reading Sanctuary for Saints or Hospital for Sinners?

On Accountability

Questioning the practice of using "accountability partners", "addiction treatment" and certain software that reports activity to others and all sorts of other penitent contrivances. An open letter on the subversion of Grace. For Paul C. (2/23/16) 2 Cor. 12:8-9 “Prayed that it (a messenger of Satan) might depart from me.” And He said, “My Grace is … Continue reading On Accountability

It’s not the Dog, it’s the Disease

Rabies. A rabid dog is vicious, foaming and spitting, growling howling -- crazy. Enemies of God are like this -- but "it's not the Dog, it's the Disease." Jesus, who was there for creation and is God Himself - has a hand in every birth. Every person was born for a purpose and God loves … Continue reading It’s not the Dog, it’s the Disease

Give a hand…To help? Or just greet?

... if all I do is offer my hand to the stranger as a greeting at Church? With a disingenuous, superficial "God Bless You"? I'll never have to worry about being challenged, or about being attacked.

Otherwise, if I step out and actually try to help; If I'm willing to get messy - yup, there are risks. Not only to me, but to my "good reputation." The enemy will challenge me. And so I will know: I must be doing something right!

Numbness

Is my numbness and pitiless perception of the homeless addict emblematic of my own addiction to self-satisfaction? Is condemnation helpful? Does incarceration work?

When treatment fails, what then?

“Separation of Church and State”– Christianity’s Codependency with Secular Government

All those affected by recent SCOTUS decisions: To end our codependency with government (and shed all those negative feelings and behaviors) -- we have to choose to depend on God.