Categories
books Uncategorized encouragement church photography discernment Gospel hearing seeing Christian understanding Poetry

The Way of The Genius

Men want to express themselves so they communicate; they use words, writing, sound, painting, drawing, and photography. The creative soul sees a thing in its mind or in its eye and translates visions into symbols with meaning. He pronounces a sound a certain way  and charges the airway with reverberations conveying a feeling of fear, […]

Categories
Doctrine cross Protestantism Truth discernment Organized church following christ holiness troubles history peace violence encouragement Gospel Anabaptist Church Life Justice Christian End Times Religion Judgment Uncategorized Revival Freedom faith Radical-Reformation church persecution

Getting Engaged

No! I am not looking for a wife, I am perfectly content with the one I’ve had for the last fifty years. But, what I have experienced of Christianity and the Church for the last forty-five years has not prepared me for adequately engaging the world creatively or constructively, and for this I need to […]

Categories
Communion Truth peace Gospel photography Uncategorized cross following christ encouragement holidays

A Beautiful Day in Whitestown, Indiana

December 25, 2019 What in the world could we possibly give each other that would compare to what our Father has given us. This the day that the Lord has made, rejoice and be glad in it.

Categories
Religion Christian encouragement Israel Freedom Uncategorized faith church Truth discernment peace understanding Gospel Patriotism Politics

The Pathway to Freedom

These all died in faith, although they had not received the things that were promised. But they saw them from a distance, greeted them, and confessed that they were foreigners and temporary residents on the earth. Now those who say such things make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they were thinking […]

Categories
understanding peace Gospel foolishness Prayer encouragement Serving Uncategorized prophecy church faith discernment Communion following christ Preachers

The Unprofitable Servant

So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do. Luke 17:10 We have all probably read these words and may have acknowledged that Solomon was right when he said, “Vanity of vanity all is […]

Categories
deception encouragement peace discernment Church Life war Emergent prophecy Gospel following christ sin Patriotism heresy Politics false teachers NonResistance Uncategorized faith adversity hypocrisy apostasy Preachers church Truth cross Organized church

Are the Teachings of Jesus Credible? : A Call to Fidelity

Did Jesus teach by word and deed the things He expects His children to imitate? If not, then what was the purpose of His appealing to our ability to follow Him? Was Jesus being unrealistic in His great sermon where He plainly states that we should love our enemies and resist not an evil person? […]

Categories
Church Life Communion Preachers Truth Uncategorized peace church discernment following christ encouragement

Unite My Heart to Fear Your Name (Psalm 86:11)

King David, the author of Psalm 86, evidently knew what it is to have a “divided heart”, because the same man who wrote “Preserve my soul, for I am a godly man…” (Psalm 86:2) and “Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity and have trusted in the Lord without wavering” (Psalm […]

Categories
cross Organized church deception Gospel encouragement Research and Discernment Justice Church Life understanding Government repentence heresy Uncategorized false teachers adversity faith church hypocrisy conscience Truth

The Struggle between Darkness and Light

Where are we to look for truth, in a smoking mountain, an earthquake, a hurricane, the explosive force of a blazing fire or the rising tide of a grand tsunami, a swarm of locust or a plague of disease, or the suffocating death of the Mosaic Law? Many of us have been lead to truth […]

Categories
deception Truth understanding Organized church encouragement holiness Church Life peace Serving Gospel repentence foolishness sin false teachers Uncategorized faith apostasy hypocrisy conscience Preachers

The Church: What it Is and What it Ain’t, Part 3

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Church: What it Is, and What it Ain't

“And the disciples came and said to Him, ‘Why do You speak to them in parables?’ Jesus answered them, ‘To you it has been granted to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been granted. ‘For whoever has, to him more shall be given, and he will have […]

Categories
suffering faith Uncategorized troubles hypocrisy adversity understanding Truth apostasy peace church war cross Gospel deception encouragement discernment Church Life following christ Serving hearing trials seeing sin

The Christianization of War and Violence Pt. 5 A Response to a Question

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Christianization of war and violence

Because of the articles I wrote about the “Christianization of War and Violence” I now find it necessary to go just a little further. The number one response to this controversial topic is the question of defending others from an evil person set on doing harm to a friend or family member. We can easily […]