My college campus claims a “Christian Identity” though, it must be said, the college’s definition of Christian and the Bible’s are entirely different. Recently, a renowned scholar in the field of religion spoke at our weekly convocation. I hesitate to share his name as I don’t particularly care to promote his work but I do want to encourage our readers to be wary of false teachers, even if they sound intelligent and wear tweed. [Read more…]
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise.” Ephesians 5:15-17
Nobody likes to be known as a fool. To be foolish is not something to be proud of. What is the opposite of being a fool or being foolish?
The opposite would be wisdom. The opposite of a foolish person is a wise person. As a believer my lifestyle is to be characterized by wisdom. That is the message that Paul has written to not only the believers in Ephesus but to all believers at all places at all times. [Read more…]
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.”
And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.
As I began to prepare for this morning I did a quick search for the term “life coach”. More and more you hear about people needing a life coach, so I wanted to see what I would find.
Well it must be a pretty popular subject, because my search returned 314,000,000 results for the phrase “life coach”. In fact if you wanted to you could become a certified life coach in 16 hours for only $397.00.
The reason I have just given you that seemingly useless bit of information is because there are a whole lot of people who are looking for some kind of guidance in helping them learn how to live or seeking out someone to provide them with some kind of direction for their lives. In other words they are looking for help in trying to achieve what they believe is the right kind of lifestyle for them.
“I don’t believe people are naturally good.”
That comment caused quite a debate in my senior seminar course. My Marxist-atheist professor mentioned that he’d never met anyone who actually believed people were evil at the core. Not wanting to pass up an opportunity, I sent my professor an email offering to explain my beliefs if he was interested. Amazingly, my professor took the invitation and we met on a rainy Friday morning. [Read more…]
When this book was originally recommended to me about 6 years ago, I really didn’t get all that excited about reading it. Humility, after all, is not one of those dominate character traits of the American image of a “man’s man”. As I was to soon find out though, it is a dominate character trait of Jesus Christ and his followers. [Read more…]