Daily Archives: 12 Jan 2019

The Ten Year Span Challenge

Me in 2009 and now in 2019.  Thanks, ministry…

Jesus Didn’t Tell us to Be ‘Christians’, He Told us to be Disciples

‘If you want to be my disciples, take up your cross and follow me’ (Jesus) was never intended to mean ‘If you want to be a Christian, do as you please and call yourself mine’.  Indeed, ‘Not everyone who says to me ‘Lord, Lord’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven’.

The problem with many Europeans, and many Americans, is that they think they belong to Jesus and they don’t.  If they did, they would ‘keep his commandments’.  Full stop.

America is a Land of Hypocritical Contradictions

In America last year there were over 325 mass shootings.  That’s nearly one a day.  And the consequences?  Nothing.  No gun laws have been enacted restricting access for criminals or terrorists or even the mentally ill.

In the same period of time, a few Americans were murdered by illegal immigrants and in response the President* has insisted that a wall be built on the southern border to keep out the waves of murdering illegals.

In sum, you can have as many gun deaths as you want but nothing will be done and on the other hand you can have a few folk murdered by immigrants here illegally and the country loses its mind.

That makes America a land of hypocritical contradictions.


So Much For the ‘If Women Ran the World Things Would be Different…’ Narrative

As we learn here.

Luther? Who is That?

Zwingli seems only to have become aware of Luther at the end of 1518, although he had probably heard of the dispute about indulgences in Germany in 1517. His interest in the German reformer only really dates from a year after this when he made enquiries about Luther to his colleague Beatus Rhenanus in Basle. On 6th December 1518 Rhenanus replied: “We have not yet been able to find out anything about Luther. – Urs Leu

Spiritual Truths from Nature

A wildebeest that stays with the herd is safe whilst a wildebeest that peels off from the herd is more subject to being killed by a pack of hyena.

The truth?

Christians that stay connected to the community of faith are safer than those who think they don’t need to be part of the Church.

When You Look Like A Person in a Famous Portrait…

via facebook…

Israel Finkelstein at the Ecole Biblique

The Seven Things God Hates

The 7 things God hates:
“There are six things that Yahweh hates, seven that he abhors: a haughty look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that weaves wicked plots, feet that hurry to do evil, a false witness who lies with every breath, and one who sows dissension among brothers.” (Prov. 6:16-19).
So if God hates those things, and you love them, what does that say about your relationship with God?