Christian virtue vs. Walmart

Here is the question: There are a lot of statements in Paul’s letters, where he tells us very clearly, do this or don’t do that. They are imperative statements. Romans 12 is a great example: 9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one […]

Liberate 2012 Rundown

Well, the Liberate 2012 conference is over, and it was AMAZING. Here are my impressions: Worship: The worship was very moving and effective. The musicians were great, I especially liked the violin player. The piano player clearly had some jazz chops peeking through. They made very effective use almost exclusively of old hymns done in […]

Liberate Conference 2012

Today I’m here in Ft. Lauderdale Fl, for the Liberate 2012 conference! Wonderful people in my church contributed money sacrificially to make this possible, and I am so grateful to all of them! I have high expectations and I’m praying to make some great friends and learn some great things to bring back home and […]

Is there an unforgivable sin?

The question was posed to me, what do you make of the verse in 1 John 5, that there is a sin that leads to death? Isn’t there sin that is unforgivable? What does this say about the grace message? In Hebrews 12 he talks about looking at things from the perspective of two mountains, […]

He overcomes when we hate grace

Jesus’ life is full of grace people didn’t want, for example, We have the story where Jesus was in a house teaching, and there was a huge crowd gathered. Some guys had a friend who was paralyzed, and they wanted to bring him to Jesus to see if He might heal him. They couldn’t get […]

Groundhog Day!

[yframe url=’’] Since today is Groundhog Day, we watched one of my favorite movies, Groundhog Day! What a perfect illustration this movie is of the freedom that complete eternal grace and life gives us, and how we are bound through many ways to misuse and abuse such freedom. In the beginning of the movie we […]