Church Discipline: Good in Theory But…

May 7, 2018

Disclaimer #1 Generally speaking, this blog is about what I think and feel. It allows me to work out issues in my life and vent to the ether about things that I see going on around me. I do think that from time-to-time, other folks will agree with me. Disclaimer #2 The topic that I’m […]

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Judgement: Law v Spirit

May 4, 2018

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. —Jesus In our daily lives we use judgement all the time; in fact we couldn’t function at all without the ability. We would be immobile rocks without it. Sometimes we view it in terms of choices or preference or discrimination or options. Vanilla or chocolate, […]

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How Dare You Judge Me

May 3, 2018

In response to my recent post on youth fleeing the church Universal Trouble in American Churches I was contacted by someone that took offense at the examples that I used to illustrate youth not continuing with church attendance once they reach adulthood. Part of the response read, “How dare you sit on your high horse […]

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Universal Trouble in American Churches

April 30, 2018

Folks we have a problem of biblical proportions in our midst and most people haven’t noticed. Let me give you a few examples. All are true because I know the people personally. My complaint is that these examples are not the exception but the rule (or breaking thereof). #1 At about age 12, a young […]

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April 3, 2018

Last week, I took a roadtrip to Ogden Utah to see the middle child. Along the way I had a few ideas that might end up being blog topics but I thought I’d jot down some thoughts that I had. First, Elon Musk is a fraud.  As soon as you depart the once Golden State […]

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Hawking Death

March 16, 2018

A few days ago, Stephen Hawking died. To me, Hawking was just a guy in a wheelchair that suffered from an illness. For some reason he seems to many in pop-culture a successor to Carl Sagan. The only thing both men seem to have in common was a disdain and hatred for organized religion—especially Christianity […]

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Talking Meghan and Baptism

March 8, 2018

This article is an attempt to be serious about a serious subject that happens to be about pop-culture which is hard for me to take seriously. Anyway, here we go… Apparently English Prince Harry is getting married in May. Harry is the offspring of Charles and Diana. And was born in September 1984. Harry is […]

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Creation: Open or Closed System

March 5, 2018

My question is this, is the world that we live in an open or closed system. This sounds outside of the type of categories that we normally use to define or discuss reality; however, I think it has some significant implications. For those philosophy nerds out there, the discussion below uses generalizations to move the […]

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Billy Graham

March 2, 2018

Today is the funeral of Rev Billy Graham. I wanted to briefly discuss how Billy Graham touched my family and affected my relationship with God as a result. I thought this a fitting tribute. While my beliefs don’t perfectly align with his, I wish this blog to accentuate the positive on this occasion. As a […]

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Comments On Learning How To Think Straight

February 8, 2018

Bob Dylan released a track on his Grammy winning Slow Train Coming album called Gonna Change My Way Of Thinking but I’m not sure the article below is what he had in mind. At first glance you might think this is the prison version of My Fair Lady but we are not talking about which […]

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