• To Post Or Not To Post?

    I go back and forth about which topics to post and which to not post. I know I’m not alone. First, let me say that I am encouraged that conversations are now happening publicly and openly between believers and non-believers about faith in Jesus. To fathom this moment years ago was next to impossible for many of those who have gone before us. Now, it’s almost unimaginable not to be able to freely express our belief through many mediums that have given us voice and courage to say what we probably couldn’t put into words in times before. We have the mass of resources available to us at our finger…

  • Is It Sinful To Eat Certain Foods?

    In light of reading through Colossians (you can read all of my study notes HERE), I was lead to share what I’ve been reading that support the argument Paul makes that Christ is all, and that our faith is based solely on His finished work and not on legalism (tradition), carnality (morality), and philosophy (human knowledge). You may have read in the Bible where it declares certain foods clean and unclean, and the law commands that unclean foods are not pure to eat. There is some concern about the context of the passages that outline this concept, so below are the Scriptures that specifically address this, as well as some background…

  • Why I Stopped Focusing On Being Transparent

    I’ve had several of those days friends and I had designated to catch up, and fill each other in on all that our lives encompassed since last seeing each other. The conversations usually go well. We exchange stories that make us smile and frown. Stories that dishearten us and ones that give us great joy. Sometimes, we enjoy the company so much, we lose track of time. “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of…

  • Beyond The Surface Level

    SIN. These controversial 3 letters so capable of exposing hearts and motives, and the very thoughts that drive the actions that follow. It’s like a cancer; aiming to control even the deepest parts of us to the point of destruction. So natural and familiar, yet so crippling and evil. “Now the doings (practices) of the flesh are clear (obvious): they are immorality, impurity, indecency, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, anger (ill temper), selfishness, divisions (dissensions), party spirit (factions, sects with peculiar opinions, heresies), envy, drunkenness, carousing, and the like. I warn you beforehand, just as I did previously, that those who do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of…