When Life is Hard, Stop and Think

Mark Driscoll wrote a series of posts in his social media feeds that went like this (edited here for coherence): When life is hard… God is not punishing you. God is not failing you. God has not abandoned you. God is not acting evil toward you. God will be with you, but he will not answer every question you may have. In the transcript of this sermon, Driscoll has this to say about trials: When those seasons come,…

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We Have What We Need

No matter what happened to us in the past, right now we can take responsibility for working compassionately with our habits, our thoughts and emotions. We can take the emphasis off who hurt us and put it on disentangling ourselves. If someone shoots an arrow into my chest, I can let the arrow fester while I scream at my attacker, or I can remove the arrow as quickly as possible. In this very lifetime, I have…

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The Immaturity of Religion

Ok kids, put your thinking caps on! I was a Christianity major in college. I was also a Sociology major. Considering I attended and graduated from a Southern Baptist college probably sheds light on my very limited knowledge on both those subjects, however, I did keep some of the books and have turned to browsing through them. It’s amazing how they are much more interesting now than they were then. Fortunately, not every textbook we purchased…

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Feelings, nothing more than feelings

I haven’t been posting lately. Been dry as a bone. Actually I have been thinking and writing tons, just not about the church. But I thought I would throw something up and see what happens. As you can tell by the time I am posting this, my sleep schedule is all messed up…early is late and late is early…. my system is toast. Anyway, as it relates to my relationship with God, I am noticing that…

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