Intimate Discipleship

There is much good about the emphasis that the Church puts on discipleship.  We pray, fast, and study the Bible better than any other generation.  We have as our pastors and teachers men and women who have been equipped in seminaries and educated in counseling and church growth. And we are doing missions better than […]

A Holy Romance

What if I told you that the universe was built for romance.  To be sure both scientists and psychiatrists might see that idea both simplistic and perhaps even dangerous. And while we may not understand life as clearly as we could, it surely isn’t a passionate romance– or is it? Please consider: Why couldn’t the universe be […]

The Rigidity of Evil

Today I realized that I was sick and very tired of myself. It’s really not disgust, or even loathing. It’s more like a weariness, an exhaustion. I’ve never felt this way. In a strange way it intrigues me. Could this definite disenchantment mean something spiritual? Does it have value, or am I just feeling self-absorbed […]

A Retrograde Faith

ret·ro·grade   [re-truh greyd]  (ret·ro·grad·ed, ret·ro·grad·ing.) adjective 1. moving backward; having a backward motion or direction; retiring or retreating. 2. inverse or reversed, as order. 3. Chiefly Biology. exhibiting degeneration or deterioration. * Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 16 Jul. 2013. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/retrograde>. % * 24 “But my people would not listen to me. They kept doing whatever they wanted, following the stubborn desires of their evil hearts. They went backward instead of forward.” –Jeremiah 7:24, NLT * I seldom seek […]