Refusing A Dunce-Cap Destiny

Jeff FAITH, Humility, Wisdom 1 Comment

It is not that we are ignorant.  It is not that we are uneducated.  It is not for a lack of information or opportunity or access to knowledge.  No, if it were any of these things we might very well be candidates for God’s pity and mercy.  But we are none of these things.  Do you know what we are? …


Budding Scientist Or Future Theologian?

Jeff Bible, General, Humility, Spiritual Growth, theology

Standing at just a tad under four feet tall, armed with a pair of super-powered binoculars and determined to discover something remarkable, Landon approached me with a look of resolve on his face.  I was relaxing in an easy chair as my son approached me the way one of those reptile lovers on the National Geographic Channel approaches a python …


Two Helpful Lists

Jeff Forgiveness, General, Hope, Humility, Spiritual Growth

Tomorrow morning, if God allows, I will preach further into the series of James from 2:14-26.  This is the well known passage concerning faith and works.  James provokes us to consider whether or not a belief system concerning Christ which does not result in normal outflow of good works could ever be considered as the type of faith that affords …


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Jeff Cultural Observations, Family, Hope, Spiritual Growth

Sitting at my office desk this morning for the first time in ten days I found myself feeling like I had never really left.  A smile found my face when, of its own accord, a blue-tooth device for my phone communicated in a computerized female voice that it was shutting down.  Right before I began typing the opening words above …


History Of The Modern Gospel (part3)

Jeff Bible, Cultural Observations, Forgiveness, General

Well, have you been helped by the videos from Real Truth Matters this week? I’m enjoying them myself and finding some good fuel for the previously lit fire in my heart around this issue of maintaining and accurate and pure representation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Today’s videos follows on the heals of the introduction on Tuesday and first …