But in the prophets of Jerusalem I have seen a horrible thing: they commit adultery and walk in lies; they strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns from his evil; all of them have become like Sodom...Continue ReadingWhen the Wicked are Comfy in Church….What Does that Tell us?
1Co 6:9-11 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, (10) nor thieves, nor the greedy,...Continue ReadingMaybe my Abuser is an addict – isn’t sin an addiction?
Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the...Continue ReadingDon’t Waste Your Time Counseling Esau
I have been thinking a lot lately about how we are often pressured, especially in the world of theology and writing and blogging, to maintain a cool professionalism that never gets torqued. A polite respectability if you will that leaves...Continue ReadingCool Academia has a Place – but not always
Eph 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Abusers are evil. Abuse is evil. Wicked. It is cruel and those who exercise it are going to be objects of God's wrath....Continue ReadingBeing Abused Does not Give us the Right to be Mean
And count the patience of our Lord as salvation, just as our beloved brother Paul also wrote to you according to the wisdom given him, as he does in all his letters when he speaks in them of these matters....Continue ReadingBeware of People who Insist they Understand Every Word in the Bible
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others. You...Continue ReadingThe Method of Interpreting Scripture in the Conservative Evangelical Church Needs a Reboot
An appalling and horrible thing has happened in the land: the prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests rule at their direction; my people love to have it so, but what will you do when the end comes? (Jeremiah 5:30-31) One...Continue ReadingHis Sheep Hear His Voice
“For from the least to the greatest of them, everyone is greedy for unjust gain; and from prophet to priest, everyone deals falsely. They have healed the wound of my people lightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace,’ when there is no peace....Continue ReadingDon’t be One of These False Prophets Promising False Peace
I never really felt that what they were telling me was right. But who am I? They quoted their verses and told me what they meant. I really did want to follow and obey Christ. I am not a rebel....Continue ReadingHow the Leading of the Holy Spirit Directs EVERY Christian — And Why You Need to Know it