Lecture series: “Who was Jesus, and what does that mean for me?”

Jesus is a historical (despite the protests of some) and spiritual figure who has divided people for centuries since his brief period of public ministry. It seems safe to say that no one has ever impacted the world in such a short time. No one could, except for one who came as the son of … Continue reading Lecture series: “Who was Jesus, and what does that mean for me?”

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Did Jesus really hate religion?

I want to address what many believe is the most diabolical, despicable, hateful word we can possibly use in 21st Century Christianity: Religion. Seems that way sometimes, doesn't it? Anyway,┬áto do that, I'm trying something a little different. Since my thoughts on this were a little more in-depth (or in preacher-speak, I "ran long"), I … Continue reading Did Jesus really hate religion?

Want to truly increase your faith? It will cost you your pride

In Luke 17, Jesus gave his apostles a pretty difficult task: if your brother sins against you seven times in a day and repents each time, forgive him. Maybe that's the reason the apostles asked him in v. 5 to "increase our faith." After all, it takes a lot of faith to continually forgive someone … Continue reading Want to truly increase your faith? It will cost you your pride