3 Myths About Sin Hurting the Church

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Note: I had a post-election post written out. In the end, I decided not to post it. The crux of it was–we all need to obey what the Scripture says about submitting ourselves to earthly rulers and praying for their well-being. We also need to knock of the silliness we exhibit as either sore losers or “ball-spikers.” Neither is beneficial. There. Now for today’s post:

We don’t use the word, “sin,” much any more. Some think that’s good. I myself do not. Sin is a biblical word, and while it’s scope continues to be reduced verbally by many in the pulpit, God loathed it’s effects so much He sent Christ to die for it’s abolition. Far be it from me to pretend there is no such thing. All Christians (especially those who teach) need to have Jesus-centered substance, grammar, and tone speaking of sin. However, we simply must do it. We need to talk about character formation in a way that draws a clear distinctions between the ways of light and darkness.

When All Kingdom Breaks Loose

Hope light in darkness

Though I’ve read them all many times, I’m still filled with anticipation whenever I read through my Bible and hear any biblical writer (especially Jesus) say, “The Kingdom of God is Like…” I find that phrase unusually exhilarating and I know whatever follows is likely to be crucial Gospel that I need to hear. I […]

Call ‘em like you see ‘em

It's no secret to most of you that I am a big baseball fan. I played from the time I was 4 through a brief stint in college and other than the strike in the 1990s that led to the cancellation of the World Series—never veered away from being a rabid fan. Two fairly important […]