Tag Archives: God

Fig Leaves Religion

On one of our recent podcasts I mentioned a conversation with a couple of teenagers that occurred years ago when I pastored an institutional “church.” I was concerned about their spiritual condition as they showed no interest in the “things … Continue reading

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Electrical Cords & Demonic Manifestations

I must admit that I’ve encountered a stumbling block in my efforts to move past the elemental doctrines of Christ unto perfection. Electrical cords have effectively thwarted any forward movement on my part. I refuse to own more than one … Continue reading

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Light Shows & Daily Bread

In chatting with friends who are still in touch with the latest fads in certain spiritual cultures, it appears that new “revelations” and “powerful” meetings still top the list as events supposed to move one closer to God. It’s not … Continue reading

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Christian Transformers

When I was 22 I fell in love with a Christian girl who was straight as an arrow in my estimation, so I cleaned the pot seeds out of the glove compartment of my El Camino and decided to return … Continue reading

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Under His Influence

So how does God influence our culture through us? Did religion or your own weaknesses ever make you feel like the opposite was true? Continue reading

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Playing Church

Lately it seems that Christian thinkers are becoming increasingly obsessed with the need to know what church should look like and how it relates to extraneous assumptions about God. Whenever the effort to understand the essence and function of “church” … Continue reading

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The Knowledge Tree

In my last blog I told the tale of a man who lived the ideal Christian life in the exercise of his gifts, wisdom, generosity, and finally in the sacrifice of his own life, all which counted for nothing. There … Continue reading

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Information Overload

I love watching old westerns. Even cheesy serials like Bonanza and The Big Valley keep me interested. Part of the reason must be the fact that I grew up in an area where the “Old West” was still alive and … Continue reading

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Principle Failure

I was reading an article called 10 Principles for New Christians a few minutes ago, but had enough by the time I read the first three. Principle number 1 addressed daily Bible reading as nutrition and stated that the more … Continue reading

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Building Blind*

Just about everyone from casual ‘church’ attendees to those regarded as church statesmen would agree that what most people call church today is in serious trouble. There is no need to review the long and familiar list of alarming statistics … Continue reading

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