From Compartment to Fulfillment (Updated*)

One of the more difficult facets about coming out of an organized and human sustained church environment is transitioning into a life more dependent on relationship with God and with the organic group of people that God has strategically placed us in. When I received the revelation that God was calling me out of the traditional prescribedContinue reading “From Compartment to Fulfillment (Updated*)”

Living in the Romance

“Praise Jesus, I’ve been saved, sanctified, and filled with the Holy Ghost!” Ever said this, or heard someone say something similar. There’s not a lot wrong with it, the intentions of it are pretty good. But, there’s a problem I want to point out… it’s all in the past tense. See we have a tendency toContinue reading “Living in the Romance”

Sexuality and Christianity

I am troubled by how we have become so over aware of sexuality. Most every advertisement, every song, every article of clothing, every thought has been steered towards sex and sexual attraction. Sex, being a perk of life and the point of procreation is a wonderful facet of life. Despite popular opinion it is notContinue reading “Sexuality and Christianity”

Politicians and Religious Leaders

Mark 8:11-15 (YLT) The Pharisees came forth, and began to dispute with him, seeking from him a sign from the heaven, tempting him; and having sighed deeply in his spirit, he saith, `Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.’ And having left them, havingContinue reading “Politicians and Religious Leaders”

Formation: James 1:8

The Book of James Discipleship Meeting: My view of a discipleship meeting vs. any other meeting is that discipleship is about learning how to better walk with Jesus. The meeting is not about “worshiping” as in music, it’s about New Testament worship, the laying down of our lives (Romans 12:1). The meeting is not about havingContinue reading “Formation: James 1:8”

Formation: James 1:1-7

Notes from our Thursday night discipleship group: We’ve considered podcasting our meetings but have opted out of that option for several reasons. The most prominent being that we haven’t wanted to allow any level of a performance mentality to enter into our gathering. When we gather we gather to meet Jesus, and when we openContinue reading “Formation: James 1:1-7”