Posts from 2019

Posts from 2019

a Critical Spirit

Overcoming a Critical Spirit! Romans 14:10-14“Why do you criticize and pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you look down upon or despise your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of God. And so each of us shall give an account of himself – give an answer in reference to judgment – to God. Then let us no more criticize and blame and pass judgment on one another, but rather decide and endeavor never…

Does Worshiping Together Matter?

Most of us know that we live in very singular societies. Compared to biblical times when the significance of people groups, families, and generations was so great, our worlds now largely value individualism above all else. As Christians, combating this self-first culture is largely what drives our God-given mandate to serve and love one another. I can’t help but wonder how much this individualistic worldview affects our approach to corporate worship. We know that we’re warned to not give up…

Here Come the Barbarians!

I’m re-reading one of my favorite books by Erwin McManus called “The Barbarian Way: Unleash the Untamed Faith Within”. In summary, the author says that two thousand years later the call to follow Christ has been repackaged to be smooth and trouble-free, filled with opportunity and promise but lacking risk, passion, and sacrifice. Is this really what Jesus died for? If He chose the way of the cross, where would He hesitate to lead us? Is it possible that to…