The Difficulty with Becoming an #Orthodox #Christian

(Photo from https://tinybuddha.com/blog/when-we-hold-onto-relationships-that-hurt-us/) In the past year, my interest in the Orthodox Christian Church turned from an interest to an outright love.  Although I am just a catechumen with much more to learn and understand, it has been a blessing to me to participate in and attend the Divine Liturgies.  It has been a call toContinue reading “The Difficulty with Becoming an #Orthodox #Christian”

BOOK REVIEW – NOT GOD’S TYPE: AN ATHEIST ACADEMIC LAYS DOWN HER ARMS by Holly Ordway

From start to finish of Not God’s Type, Holly Ordway gives an honest account of her exploration into Christian theism (specifically Catholicism) from atheism, all the while reflecting on different writings that influenced her thinking and change of heart.  She writes in a way that is very “simple” (I use this word loosely), not toContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW – NOT GOD’S TYPE: AN ATHEIST ACADEMIC LAYS DOWN HER ARMS by Holly Ordway”

The Decline of Christianity in America

[This is the “paper” that I delivered to a group of students (from South Georgia State College) and other citizens from the community of Coffee County, Georgia.  I did not go into every point in depth (due to time restraints), but hopefully it will encourage readers to think.] On the topic of the decline of ChristianityContinue reading “The Decline of Christianity in America”

Episode 41 – Morgan Bolt (@MBoltAuthor) Interview – Discussing Pain and Suffering as a Christian

Next on Thinking It Through: I speak with Morgan Bolt about a piece that he wrote back in January of 2016 that I found on the Biologos site.  The piece dealt with Mr. Bolt’s own battle with cancer and his walk with the Lord. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ **Order you some Two Good Cocoa** **For the next generationContinue reading “Episode 41 – Morgan Bolt (@MBoltAuthor) Interview – Discussing Pain and Suffering as a Christian”

Episode 39 – Talking with Pastor Britt Peavy About Religious Freedom

Next on Thinking It Through:  I speak to Pastor Britt Peavy to get his thoughts on religious freedom in America. 00:00 – 00:18 = **Goofing off** 00:31 – 08:17  = Intro & Joking 08:18 – 20:59 = “What role does your faith play in how you see politics?” 21:00 – 29:30  = “Do you believe it is everContinue reading “Episode 39 – Talking with Pastor Britt Peavy About Religious Freedom”

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 #7 (For Sunday, April 30, 2017) – by Jerome Danner

“…….since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you…..” – Colossians 1:9 In Colossians 1, the apostle Paul writes to the Colossians to let them know that he is thankful for them and that they are being prayed for as well.  Paul letsContinue reading “Devotional for #Christian Greeters #7 (For Sunday, April 30, 2017) – by Jerome Danner”

Episode 35 – #StarWars and #Christianity Impact on Society with Pate Council, Brandon Elrod, and Jeff Ford

Next on Thinking It Through:  I was on the verge of losing my voice completely for this episode.  But I bring back Brandon Elrod again and we have a lovely discussion on the impact of the Star Wars movies and the impact of the Christian faith with Minister Jeff Ford and Pate Council (with someContinue reading “Episode 35 – #StarWars and #Christianity Impact on Society with Pate Council, Brandon Elrod, and Jeff Ford”

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”