Is It Time to Change the Label?

People use labels to identify themselves all the time.  Conservative.  Liberal.  Gay.  Straight.  Canadian.  American.  The list is endless.  Every time we hear one of those labels, it evokes an image in our minds based on what we know (or think we know) of people who bear them.  The image can be positive or negative, … Continue reading Is It Time to Change the Label?

We May Need to Change the Label

What do you think when you hear the term "Christian"?  Do you think of someone who is "saved," or "born again"?  Maybe you think of someone who goes to church.  The face of a relative may come to mind who you would think of as a Christian.  You may even think of yourself!  Regardless what … Continue reading We May Need to Change the Label

Ashamed

Rachel Held Evans has definitely made her mark in the Christian blogosphere.  Edgy and brutally honest, her writing is definitely not for those who are comfortable with their religion.  While I may not always agree with her conclusions, I always appreciate her willingness to tackle the tough issues and ask the hard questions. Recently Rachel … Continue reading Ashamed

How to Keep from Being Ugly

Let’s face it, sometimes Christians are ugly.  REALLY ugly.  It can happen so easily when we focus on the wrong thing.  In the video below Bruxy Cavey, Teaching Pastor at The Meeting House, informs us how we can keep from being one of the ugly ones. Someone once quoted Ghandi as saying, “I like your … Continue reading How to Keep from Being Ugly

Follower or Admirer?

I encourage you to prayerfully read a quote from Søren Kierkegaard's book Provocations.  This quote causes one to seriously reflect on their relationship to the King.    "Admirers are only all too willing to serve Christ as long as proper caution is exercised, lest one personally come in contact with danger. As such, they refuse to accept that Christ’s … Continue reading Follower or Admirer?