The Gift of Being a Sinner

I remember, as a child in my particular sect, wondering why I would still sin and struggle after I was "saved." There were times when my ponderings brought me to the conclusion I might not be saved, that the various sins I was challenged by were an indication¬† I was without grace. That can be … Continue reading The Gift of Being a Sinner

The Words of Christ…

sting sometimes, with an uncanny ability to expose the lies we tell ourselves and penetrate beyond the carefully crafted exteriors of our lives. Mostly, of course, we don't wish to be disrupted from comfort, even if that comfort is an illusion and so we resent being exposed, challenged, and corrected, even by someone we would … Continue reading The Words of Christ…

The Best and Most Challenging…

question any parish can ask is actually rather simple, "Are we doing what Jesus wants us to be doing?" Now that question should actually be obvious. Surely if we claim to be followers of Christ we should be doing our best to do the actual things that Christ commands. They're not hard to find, a … Continue reading The Best and Most Challenging…