Monthly Archives: April 2013

Kiss-up or Christian?

In the infamous movie of the 1980’s Ferris Bueller says something to the effect of, “Nobody will respect you if you kiss their ass.  It just doesn’t work.” Then, in contrast, we read in the Gospels that Jesus said things … Continue reading

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Breaking Bad

This post is about Satan.  I have been watching episodes of a raw and gritty TV series called Breaking Bad.  The series centers around Walter White, a brilliant chemist, who through some bad luck and a deceptive partnership finds himself … Continue reading

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The Lord’s Supper – a call to unity

Originally posted on Understanding the Mission of Jesus:
On Maundy Thursday, surrounded by His friends and companions, Jesus broke a loaf of bread and shared it with those in attendance.  Likewise, He offered wine, the same wine He was about…

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Divine Guidance or Temptation?

It has been said that “God works in strange and mysterious ways.” In some of my past posts I discuss the indwelling Christ, sometimes identifiable as an “inner lead dog.”  Could that feeling that you want to look at the … Continue reading

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There is no Substitute for Jesus Christ

Many of our church leaders wield a great deal of power, be it self-importance or the importance parishioners place upon the leader.  There was a time when I regarded the pastor of my church as being closer to God than … Continue reading

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