Christians are hypocrites

Christians are hypocrites

Oct 30

Duh. The reason we are Christians is not because we have all got our act together.  It is not because we are perfect people.  It is not because we never do anything wrong.  It is not because we never fail.  It is not because we are wealthy or successful.  It is not because we are Republican.  It has nothing to do with any of those things. We are Christians first and foremost because we are...

What I’ve learned from fasting

What I’ve learned from fasting

Oct 30

I like to joke that the early Church fasted and prayed, but the modern church talks and eats. My fast ends one week from this Sunday, 13 days from now.  I had to look it up on my calendar on my iPhone and count.  That means that I’m on day 27. It has been far, far easier than I had ever expected.  At the same time, it has been incredibly challenging. I’ve been able to tell lots of...

Christians and socialism

Christians and socialism

Oct 12

One of my favorite Bible passages is from Acts chapter 2:  “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.  Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles.  All the believers were together and had everything in common.  They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had...

Who do I vote for?

Who do I vote for?

Oct 09

I am a Christian.  I do my best to adhere to the teachings of Jesus Christ.  My heart’s desire is to live a life worthy of His incredible sacrifice.  I look forward to the day when I will see Him face to face. This drives practically everything in my life.  It should be everything, but I’m afraid there are things that I sometimes do, sometimes even deliberately, that do not follow...

My fast

My fast

Oct 03

I am currently in day 1 of my first long-term fast. I made my announcement last night to the Family after I had my last glass of Coca Cola.  I rinsed the glass out and said, “That’s the last one for 40 days.”  There was stunned silence as those of us who share community in Christ took it in.  They know what a big deal this is. I declared it to one of my believing co-workers...