Troubles are a part of the Christian life as the spark flies upwards. There will be persecutions. Freedom of religious expression and freedom of speech are not guaranteed; they are dependent on the laws of one's country. Further, freedoms written down on a piece of paper sometimes never leave the page; they are not enforced in … Continue reading On Persecution
I'm prompted to write this post because I have recently heard from many non-Christians that they are sour on Christianity because of the perceived hypocrisy of Christians who do not practice what they preach. I think this is most salient for those non-Christians who have been raised in a "Christian" home by parents who may … Continue reading On Hypocrisy and Evangelism
I thought it might be helpful to provide some links for unpaid work for Christian writers, which you could use to help build your audience and expand your network. Please find below some Christian websites that accept unsolicited work. Please note that these links are not endorsement of any of these organizations or their theology … Continue reading Christian Websites (non-paid) that are Looking for Content
The title of this post is a paraphrase of the question that is posited by Jesus Christ to those around him after John the Baptist (who is in prison at this time) sends his disciples to Jesus to try to determine whether or not Jesus is the Messiah that John had prophesied about (Matthew 11:2-3). … Continue reading What Did you Come Here to See?
As Christians we are not selfish in asking others to pray for us nor should we feel that we are imposing upon our brothers and sisters in Christ to ask them to pray for us. Our triumphs are their triumphs and when we prosper the whole body of Christ prospers, therefore when we ask others … Continue reading If You Need Help (Prayers) Then Ask!
While I do not think that birthdays are explicitly prohibited by the bible I do think that it's interesting to note that in the only two mentions of birthdays in the bible, a man was effectively sentenced to death on that same day. First, in the story of Joseph, we see that on Pharaoh's birthday … Continue reading Birthdays for Christ!
Before we prepare our heart to come to the altar in prayer our heart must be right with man. After providing his disciples the Lord's Prayer, the Lord specifically highlights the importance of forgiveness (credit to Tim Keller in his book on prayer for pointing this out). "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your … Continue reading Forgiveness is Mandatory