My God Or Our God?

One of the dumbest things I have ever said was telling someone, “I am comfortable with my God about my actions.” I was in the midst of a business “divorce” and had my high-and-mighty, holier-than-thou face on. I was not only quoting God but I was owning him. Continue reading

It’s Tough Being Christian

It’s not that the Christian faith has been tried and found difficult, but rather it’s been found difficult and left untried.” G.K. Chesterfield

This is a follow-up to my last post—Do You Pass the Christian Test? Chesterfield said it all too well, with some embellishing by me—it’s difficult being a Christian and left mostly untried by so many. Many “Christians” are so good at talking the talk but stumble when they try to walk the talk. In fact, many don’t even try to walk. It’s easier just talking. Continue reading

Do You Pass the Christian Test?

What’s the one word that really means you are a Christian? If you answered “Jesus” or “Christ” you get partial credit. What is the one word that means you really follow Jesus Christ and, therefore, are really a Christian? Continue reading

Take Him Off the Cross

This is a great time of year for each one of us to take Jesus off the cross. He can’t rise in our lives if we don’t bring him down, take out the nails, and unfree him to rise, just like Joseph of Arimathea did. What? More abstraction than reality? Think again. Continue reading

You or God?

Who comes first? Simple question. I do a lot of writing about God but I find myself asking who really does come first in my life. The answer should also be simple but it is tough if we are really honest with ourselves. The problem is the answer gets complicated just like we contemplate our lives. That’s because the answer is not simple. What??? Continue reading

Walk the Christmas Walk, Not the Talk!

For a lot of people, Christmas is the tree, presents, and maybe some good cheer. For a lot of Christians, Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but in talk only. What Christmas should be is a time to live the birth of Jesus by “walking” Christmas, not just “talking” it. Continue reading