Does You Really Think He Cares?

Friday, I shared the picture to the left on Facebook. I like it because it’s nice and snarky. I’ll admit I shared it to get a rise out of people. And, it worked. Within a few minutes, a friend of mine said ” I really don’t think its appropriate to refer to Jesus Christ as a hippie freak”.  […]

Bringing The Kingdom to Earth

With my dad in the hospital this week, my writing schedule has suffered some interruptions.  I apologize for that and, to keep you occupied until I can get back to some semblance of normal, I offer this entry from a earlier version of But Not Yet: While perusing a new blog I’ve started following, Hacking Christianity, […]

A Completely Different Language

Have you ever noticed that when Christians talk about faith-related things, it seems like they’re speaking a completely different language?  Take prayer for instance.  Usually, if you’re going to let people know you’re about to talk to someone, you’ll say something like “Hey, I’ve gotta talk to Fred for minute”.  But, for some reason, we […]

It’s Liberating

In the 2008 presidential elections, many of us were introduced to something called liberation theology when Reverend Jeremiah Wright caught the attention of the Republican party apparatus.  I’ve read and seen much of what Reverend Wright has to say and most of it is very similar to things I’ve said here.  Unfortunately, his words have twisted […]

Loving Our Neighbor…, Kinda

Yesterday, I read an article on Red Letter Christians written by Hugh Hollowell titled Open and Affirming Because of the Bible, written in response to an article by Dan Martin, Open? Yes! Affirming? No.  Anyone who knows me can tell which article I agree with just by reading the titles.  For those who don’t, I’m […]

I Am a Non-Conformist

     So, brothers and sisters, because of God’s mercies, I encourage you to present your bodies as a living sacrifice that is holy and pleasing to God. This is your appropriate priestly service.  Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure […]

Good News

Lately, I’ve spent a lot of time talking about the Gospel.  In the last month, I’ve written about 20 entries and at least half have had something to do with the word Gospel.   You have to be careful when you use, it means different things to different people.  For some, it’s an adjective to be […]