I've been without steady work for two years. I've had temp jobs to keep me afloat and I just got another that was supposed to last two months, making darn good money at full time. I quit after two weeks. Why? Well, that's why I'm writing this post. It's a long story, so I'm putting … Continue reading 10 Reasons I Quit the Job I Desperately Needed
A reader graciously commented on my post least week (they ripped it. It was brutal.) about how Christians are leaving the church. They said, "just because someone leaves a church doesn't mean they aren't Christian." Perhaps I should have said leaving the faith, or leaving Christianity in general, not just church. That's what I meant. However, … Continue reading Does No Church equal No Christ?
Let's start with the obvious: Christianity is in decline. Back in the (ambiguous) day, it could easily be assumed that every "civilized" person was a Christian. Now, we're quite aware that just because someone has electricity and a nice suit does not make them a follower of God. These days, increasingly popular to have no … Continue reading Christians are Leaving the Church and that’s Okay!
Christians amuse me sometimes. I've seen people try to tell someone that (enter hotly-debated topic here) is wrong and the other person doesn't buy it. Then they turn to their friends with this shocked look on their face, like, "It's as though what God says isn't important to them!" I just want to shake them … Continue reading Where the Gospel Fails
Wanna tick off a Christian? Ask him or her where in the Bible it says you can't have sex outside of marriage. Bring popcorn. Questions scare the pigment off the average Christian! I make jokes, but it's actually a disturbing problem. When a non-Christian asks a tough question, the Christian will usually say something about … Continue reading CHRISTIAN FREAKOUTS!–The horror of…Questions!!!
Don't actually do this, but... If you walked up to a random stranger and asked what they believed, they'd probably tell you pretty easily, "I'm Christian/Muslim/Jewish/Buddhist/Atheist/Agnostic/whatever." Most people have some sort of affiliation. But if you asked them WHY they believed...well, the answer is very, very different. Here's the theme I've been hearing a lot … Continue reading Home-Depot Faith
Two days ago, I wrote a post about faith. https://fencingwithink.wordpress.com/2012/08/09/ka-pwing-why-a-brain-is-important-in-christianity/ I mentioned how we should welcome challenges and trials because they show us where the weaknesses are in our shields of faith so that we may know them and God may fix them. Today, my shield cracked. And I figure that if I'm going to tell people … Continue reading A Crack in the Shield–A Response to Thursday’s Post
I don't usually post on Thursdays, but something neat happened today. Well, interesting, at least. I got into a theological debate today, which hasn't happened in a really long time. I didn't quite miss it. Anywho, I told a lady I was a Christian and I could tell that bothered her. Mostly by the way … Continue reading KA-PWING!–Why a Brain is Important in Christianity
I've decided to start doing a weekly series as well as my regular blog posts. It's all based around one of my favorite proverbs: "Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds; for richers are not forever, nor does a crown endure to all generations." -Proverbs 27: 23-24 A farmer's … Continue reading Manage Yo’ Self!–Intro
I got some good encouragement right when I needed it yesterday. I was reading my Bible (yes, it's one of those posts) and I've been going through the Psalms and read number 121, verses 1 and 2. I will lift my eyes up to the hills--From whence comes my help? My help comes from the … Continue reading Well-Timed Encouragement