Christian and Gay? What’s Your Motivation?

[This Presupposes that You’re a Christian.]      Where did you first get the idea that being “gay” was okay?  Where did you first find the idea that a person might be “born gay?”  Where did you initially read or study God’s Word and think to yourself (as you struggled with thoughts of same-sex attraction): “ThisContinue reading “Christian and Gay? What’s Your Motivation?”

To The #Christian #Movie-Goer and The Christian #Actor

Let me start this off by saying that I love movies and I love podcasts.  Love podcasts more though because I find out a lot more information this way and movies typically are for entertainment.  So, I try to listen to a lot of podcasts just to help my own thinking.  I listen to aContinue reading “To The #Christian #Movie-Goer and The Christian #Actor”

To be #Young, #Christian, and #Black (#African-#American)

Recently I was listening an old episode of the podcast of the Trackstarz and the question was asked, “Are Black people really Christians?”  I must admit I was slightly taken aback (in a good way).  Not because I felt offended in any way, but because here are young, Christian African-Americans, who are taking the time toContinue reading “To be #Young, #Christian, and #Black (#African-#American)”

Episode 42 – #Confederate #Flag, Indoctrination, and Carson’s Statement on Mueller

Next on Thinking It Through: I (running solo this time) speak on different topics briefly regarding a question that I received about the Confederate Flag, a blog post by an atheist dealing with indoctrination, and Dr. Ben Carson’s point of view on Trump being investigated. 00:00 – 02:40 = Introduction 02:41 – 13:00 = On the ConfederateContinue reading “Episode 42 – #Confederate #Flag, Indoctrination, and Carson’s Statement on Mueller”

Prayer Should Not Be An Afterthought (But Action Should Not Be Either)

Prayer is necessary to the Christian life.  One may say that it is a part of the lifeblood to abiding in Christ.  For how can you develop a relationship with a person, the Person (specifically our Lord), without true and open communication with Him.  So then, prayer is a two-way street with our God.  But He isContinue reading “Prayer Should Not Be An Afterthought (But Action Should Not Be Either)”

Devotional for #Christian Greeters #10 (For Sunday, May 21, 2017) – by Jerome Danner

Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies. 1 Corinthians 6:19‭-‬20 NIV http://bible.com/111/1co.6.19-20.NIV Greeting can become radically different for those of us inContinue reading “Devotional for #Christian Greeters #10 (For Sunday, May 21, 2017) – by Jerome Danner”

Devotional for #Christian Greeters #9 (For Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day) – by Jerome Danner

Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate. Proverbs 31:31 NIV http://bible.com/111/pro.31.10-31.NIV  As greeters, we have to be careful to not allow ourselves to elevate certain groups of people over others.  What I mean is that we never want to give the appearanceContinue reading “Devotional for #Christian Greeters #9 (For Sunday, May 14, 2017 – Mother’s Day) – by Jerome Danner”

Devotional for #Christian Greeters #6 (For Sunday, April 23, 2017) – by Jerome Danner

Philippians 2:3-4 says: “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.” http://bible.com/111/php.2.3-4.NIV Greeting others can be a way of showing others that they have value. Greeting is not supposed to beContinue reading “Devotional for #Christian Greeters #6 (For Sunday, April 23, 2017) – by Jerome Danner”

Devotional for #Christian Greeters #5 (For Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday) – by Jerome Danner – Greeting Others in the Light of Christ’s Cross

Easter Sunday for the Christian is the time that we are reminded of our Lord’s Resurrection from the grave.  This magnificent mystery to us humans is at the center of what we hold to be true.  If Jesus, God the Son, has not Risen from the grave, then our worship is empty and wasted. ButContinue reading “Devotional for #Christian Greeters #5 (For Sunday, April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday) – by Jerome Danner – Greeting Others in the Light of Christ’s Cross”

My #Religion: Simple and Complex

The older that I get, the more I desire to grow in my faith and in my relationship with my Lord.  As a child and even as a younger man, I thought or felt, what some who are irreligious may feel, which is that religion can be silly and simple in too many ways.  IContinue reading “My #Religion: Simple and Complex”