Previously, I said I wanted to start being a S.A.F.E. Christian, meaning a Secure, Affectionate, Fighter for Everyone. To see that general overview, click here. Today, however, I want to focus on the first letter: S for Secure. You can come to me without fear of judgment or gossip. Right and Wrong First, we have … Continue reading S.A.F.E. Christians–S for Secure
I think I spend a significant portion of my life not to be a jerk. It's just too easy, isn't it? There's a sense of joy in telling someone what you really think of them or perhaps ramming the car in front of you for taking too long at the drive-thru. And I'm sure TV … Continue reading Grace for When You’re an A-Hole
Don't panic, Christians. I'm not here to say that God doesn't exist or your beliefs are stupid or anything. I'm a Christian myself. And as an insider, I see way too many Christians living out of beliefs that are anything but Godly. Some merely prevent them from experiencing all of God's glory, some are just … Continue reading 10 Lies Too Many Christians Believe
Always a cheery topic. Consider it another morbid musing in a questionable mind, but my wife and I were reading a Psalm the other day and it briefly mentioned God's judgment, and I began to think. Quick note: I know many Christians don't believe in Hell. Jesus seemed to think it was real, as evidenced … Continue reading What is Hell?
It had been many years since I saw her, but her image floated in my memory, haunting me, though I didn't know why. Why was I troubled at work, at home, in bed, when I saw her face? Soon, I realized it was God, crafting this image out of the ashes of the past. And … Continue reading She Was…
We all know the story. Adam and Eve partook of the Forbidden Apple/Pear/Banana/whatever, sin was introduced into the world, and we're all suffering for it (Genesis 3, Romans 4). Life in the garden had been perfect and wonderful and now, everything is messed up. And we have to wear clothes. Bummer. But my friends and … Continue reading Was Eden TRULY Perfect?
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?
I saw a woman who wasn't my wife today and I was attracted to her. GASP! Yep, the Christian guy with a Godly blog found another woman attractive. Why, Michael? Why would you say she's attractive? Um...because she is. How can I say that so casually? Because extramarital attraction is only a home wrecker if you let … Continue reading Help! I’m Attracted!
I was at a pink/blue party with some Christian friends. If you don't know, pink/blue parties are gatherings where a pregnant couple reveals the sex of the baby because phone calls aren't enough anymore, apparently. Anywho, my buddy knows I'm unemployed and told me that Home Depot was hiring a whole lot of new people … Continue reading Segregated Shopping…for Jesus!
It always makes me sad when a non-Christian knows more about Christianity than a Christian does. I remember there was a debate when I was in college: Ron Jeremy vs Craig Gross. For those of you who don't know, Ron Jeremy is a former porn star. Craig Gross is the founder of the (awkwardly-named) Triple-X … Continue reading What Sinners Know