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 myContinue reading “So, This is #Christmas”

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”

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 =Continue reading “YOU CAN’T “STRATEGIZE” SPIRITUALITY”

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 #1 (From Sunday, March 19, 2017) – by Jerome Danner

              These verses are from the Book of Wisdom, which reminds us of the importance of a happy heart or a cheerful heart. All Christians should live out the truths found in these two verses because they are Biblical.  But, just as important, those Christians that are called intoContinue reading “Devotional for Christian Greeters #1 (From Sunday, March 19, 2017) – by Jerome Danner”

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”

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 theContinue reading “Episode 16 – #Evangelicals & Red Letter #Christians (w/ @brandonelrod)”

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…

Sermon: ‘The Beauty of God and the Beauty of Being in Christ’ – Sunday, September 13, 2015 (PM Service)

Back on Sunday, September 13, 2015, at the evening service, I was given the opportunity to preach to the brothers and sisters at Eastside Baptist Church, which is located in Douglas, Georgia.  After prayer and thinking on what God would have me speak about, I delivered this sermon on the beauty of God and howContinue reading “Sermon: ‘The Beauty of God and the Beauty of Being in Christ’ – Sunday, September 13, 2015 (PM Service)”

Episode 05 – Jay-Z’s “The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail” and Non-Xtian Church-goers

Next on Thinking It Through:  I discuss two topics that are very different from each other.  One discussion deals with an opinion piece video (in the New York Times) by hip-hop artist, Jay-Z, dealing with the war on drugs.  I try to look at other issues underlying the video and another problem with illegal drug salesContinue reading “Episode 05 – Jay-Z’s “The War on Drugs is an Epic Fail” and Non-Xtian Church-goers”