Are you a good person? Nine out of ten people will answer yes to that question. Despite our flaws, our imperfections, the past mistakes that haunt us every day, we think we are “good people.” Not perfect, but good. The belief that we are “good” is so universal that it must have some explanation. First of all, the Bible clear that humanity is inherently sinful, … Continue reading Beautifully Broken
I heard someone say this once on the radio: “Christians get so wrapped up in the parts of the Bible that say homosexuality is a sin, but what they don’t realize is that the word ‘love’ is used over 300 times in the Bible!” That seems pretty logical, doesn’t it? I mean, how can love be a sin? How can God promote love, and yet … Continue reading How can the God of Love Condemn Homosexuality?
Is perfectionism good or bad according to the Bible? So be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48 Whoa, wait a second. Is that verse even from the Bible? It seems to go against everything society, even Christian culture, is screaming in my ears! I’ve heard so often that perfectionism is a bad thing that I’ve started to believe it. But is pursuing perfection … Continue reading Perfectionism: Good or Bad?
What movies should Christians watch? Most articles on this topic either say “it’s different for everyone”, or “this is what most Christians do.” Those answers are hard for me to swallow because I believe morals are absolute. What is “right” and “wrong” is determined by God alone and is not relative to individuals. No matter how sensitive or tough you are, or what your personal conclusions … Continue reading What Movies Should Christians Watch?
Hell is real. So many people try to avoid this. They omit the word from their sermons, skip over it when sharing the gospel, and ignore it when studying God’s Word. After all, why would a loving God allow His own people to be condemned to such an awful place – a place of agony and torture beyond human comprehension? If God so loved the … Continue reading Hell Is For Real
I am not as athletic as I would like to be. I can’t throw a ball to save my life. If I throw it with all my might, I can’t even make it fly halfway across our church gym (though everyone else seems to be able to). I am an uncoordinated, floppy mess when I swim. I can’t do the strokes and get air and … Continue reading Victory in Jesus
Struggles. What can I do? Keith Green’s words echo through my mind. “No compromise”. I compromise every day it seems. What happened to me? I learn more and more about you, and fall in love you over and over. And over and over I reject you, turning from your love to the false love of the world. I wrote these lyrics a while back. I … Continue reading What If I Stumble?
The Christian life is not easy. If it’s easy than you need to seriously reexamine your spiritual life. Yes, life is a war, and the battlefields inevitably get messy. Humans are naturally sinful, and when we overthrow Self and make Christ our King, we are still susceptible to sin. The war I speak of is not very tangible. That’s one of the things that makes it … Continue reading The War Inside Your Mind
I apologize everyone. No, seriously. I started this online magazine only a couple of weeks ago, but I haven’t been doing it for the right reasons. I did it because I wanted to experiment – I wanted to build my own brand. I wanted to CREATE. I did it because I wanted my thoughts written in words. I did it for… myself. That’s the bad … Continue reading I Apologize
Selfishness, Jealousy, Pride, and Envy. These are all feelings – emotions that we carry around all the time. They are all wrong. Wouldn’t the world be a better place without all these things? Wait a second… God is selfish. Actually, God is all these things – He’s selfish, jealous, prideful, and envious. I mean, in Exodus God even calls Himself jealous (Exodus 34:14). Oh, and … Continue reading Selfishness, Jealousy, Pride, and Envy