Future Church

Over 26 years of ministry, I’ve worked with great hope; a hope that others would experience the revolution of Christ as I have. This is met with the current political/philosophical movement overtaking our country.  With what I’m looking at it doesn’t look good, so I am asking myself “What next?” What is next for the … More Future Church

Identity Crisis

I recently discussed salvation and the Identity Concept (IC) as they relate. This discussion brought about important issues of distinction. IC is the teaching about who you are now as a Christian. The idea of IC as many ideas if improperly used, prop up a bad ideas. It will become the reason for supporting a … More Identity Crisis

Deafened by My Paradigm

Originally posted on The House:
A paradigm is a point of view that serves as a pattern or model.  The following is a description of paradigms from Wikipedia: For well-integrated members of a particular discipline, its paradigm is so convincing that it normally renders even the possibility of alternatives unconvincing and counter-intuitive. Such a paradigm…

Cheap Grace: Only for the Indoctrinated

Originally posted on The House:
and simple Dietrich Bonhoeffer describes Cheap grace in his book “Call to Discipleship.” “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession…. Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace…