Legalism or Progressivism: Which is Deadlier to Faith?

  Since 2002, I’ve been advocating for religion-free Christianity, as well as warning of the dangers of allowing legalism to invade our faith-walk. Over the years, I’ve been accused by fundamentalists of being “soft on sin,” preaching “greasy grace,” and failing to understand the importance of the Law. I’ve been physically assaulted on two separate […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 6

So far in this series we have learned the importance of staying connected to God in order to live in the fullness of Christ. We learn how to do this through his Word and by relying on the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We also learn to glean God’s truths from the world around us. […]

Human Connection: Additional Thoughts 1

In part two of this series I spoke of connectivity. It’s important to be connected. We can do more together than we can by ourselves. How do we connect with one another horizontally and how do we connect with God? As we look at this there are 3 main reasons we connect with others. Relationship’s […]

The Human Connection Part 2, Day 1

In Review: This is a both/and series. The point is divided into two parts: how we relate to one another and on the spiritual plain – how we relate to God. And just how does this thing called connectivity relate to God? Part of this series is philosophical and psychological. So, why talk about it in church? Something doesn’t always have […]

Week 17 Devotional: Are You Found in Christ?

But do not think I will accuse you before the Father.  Your accuser is Moses on whom your hopes are set.”  (John 5:45)  Many people see God as a judgmental finger pointing God, but this isn’t true.  In fact, God placed all judgment against sin on the person of Jesus.  Because of this, God is […]

Week 4 Devotional: Salvation made easy!

For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn of among brothers.  And those he predestined, he also called;  those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.  What, then, shall we say in response to this?  If God […]