The Passive Aggressive Elitist
In case you hadn’t noticed, I tend to just say what I think, to impart whatever dim light I have, and then assume those in the dark corners of the room will appreciate a little glimmer in the coal mine. Light is light. The world is a better place when you can see your way around it.
But I have (more…)
“A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to
break down, and a time to build up..”
It’s been a bone-weary two weeks. I performed Patrick Henry five straight nights last week, and four straight nights this week. We had a county water well inspection this week, several meetings about the (more…)
“There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.” Proverbs 30:18-19
I have a church (more…)
If your pastor sounds like he’s Taliban, he just might be..
I consider the preaching on the right obscene. Disgusting. Spiritually ugly. An affront to the gospel.
He reminds me of General Ripper in Dr. Strangelove, obsessed with “bodily fluids,” except that Reverend Al here appears to have perfected a (more…)
Believe it or not, the older I get, the more tender I feel about young and/or weak believers, all full of zeal for God.
But I don’t think it’s a good idea to let gross legalisms go uncontested, and when you get in that contest, it usually goes something like this:
- “This nation needs more (more…)
The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but
the rich hath many friends. — Proverbs 14:20
Want to stay spiritually closer to your kids and grandkids? Start a family business.
Money makes for friendship, this I know — for the Bible tells me so.
Most folks have a hard time admitting that, or allowing for it, because we know filthy lucre doesn’t (more…)
A chat with a FB Friend about sex/wine/pleasure
James Patrick Riley: Question for you and Steve — is it unseemly for me to write about sex so much? I honestly don’t believe the church knows how to discuss it, and I (more…)
The church is either ashamed of — or too bashful to speak about — real sex. And that’s a real shame.
Many believers disagree, but I mean to illustrate by means of scripture, and culture, so follow along.
A certain woman I know, someone very dear to my heart, chides her husband about being overly fond of this verse: ”..A bundle of myrrh is (more…)