Tag Archive for Christ

Old ghosts have names.

My ghosts all have names. My idols of bronze are being cast away. I am truly feeling that I am standing on the edge of forever, looking forward with one set of eyes, but seeing what lies behind, who lies…

Black Belt Success

It’s done. I am now a Black Belt. It sounds so easy to say, to read those words. But the reality is that the test was a proving ground more than physically for me, it was a proving ground spiritually…

Baa Baa Black Sheep

When I think of sheep, I think of peaceful creatures, grazing nicely in the pasture. White ones, that is. Black ones jump around not so peacefully because they are rebels, in my head anyways. Remember Ralph E. Wolf trying to…

Financial Freedom Through Christ?

Let me begin by writing one word, about the state of feeling I am in: ‘Arg’! Or preferably, “HELP”!! The wife and I are following Larry Burkett’s study on how to manage our money biblically. Although we are only in…

When is sin, sin?

The Original Sin photo by Paul Hocksenar

When is sin, sin? A local church has recently been the victim of embezzlement. Not just a few bucks for coffee, but of thousands and thousands of dollars. They plan on forgiving the sinner with a “truly repentant” heart and…

We Destroy Arguments

Why is it so hard to just find some peace of mind? Well, peace is hard to come by when you live in a warzone. And like it or not you are in a war—a very serious one. This war…

The Raven

It’s been prayed over me that I “see and heed the signs that God gives me as I walk toward restoration”. I went for a walk late last week around the college grounds—which are stunning. Surrounded by mountains, two rivers,…

Spurgeon on the Emergent Church

There is nothing new under the under the sun. Charles Spurgeon addresses the theological liberalism of his (and our) day: Mark you, in proportion as the modern theology is preached the vice of this generation increases. To a great degree…