So, This is #Christmas

Every year when Christmas comes around, my family and I do the same thing typically.  We get together, take time to remember the Lord (because we love our Christian faith), open gifts, and break bread together.  We usually bounce between my parents’ home and my grandmother’s home (while also making the time to see my…

YOU CAN’T “STRATEGIZE” SPIRITUALITY

1 Corinthians 3:7 = “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow. (NIV)” John 6:63 = “The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you–they are full of the Spirit and life. (NIV)” John 6:65 =…

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 is…

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.  I…

Episode 16 – #Evangelicals & Red Letter #Christians (w/ @brandonelrod)

Next on Thinking It Through:  Brandon Elrod is back and we discuss the meaning of evangelical, evangelicalism, and a “Red Letter Christian’s” opinion piece the maddening behavior of some Christians. Brandon Elrod’s Twitter Page / Brandon Elrod’s Blog: The Cross Section 03:30 = A shout out to Bryce C. 06:00 = A discussion on the…

Tough Texts: Was Jesus Created? (Colossians 1:15)

Originally posted on Theology in Motion:
Did God create Jesus? Was there ever a time when Jesus did not exist? These are important questions that relate to the deity of Jesus. Scripture affirms that God the Father is eternal, without beginning and end (Psalm 90:2). But if Jesus had a beginning, then he wouldn’t be…