How many times I’ve tried to quit social media… and failed. I take breaks. I look in less often… and yet, there it is. Do I stay engaged? There are times when it irritates the living daylights out of me because there is far too much lack of discernment about those I thought to beContinue reading “The love/hate relationship with social media”
It is all at once laughable, irritating, and enraging. It wasn’t a decade ago that someone could float crazy ideas and just basically have them laughed off. Not anymore. So, the laughable has become enraging. To even point this out used to be embarrassing for me to do… now it is necessary.
If there is anything that is exposed quicker in this time, it is the American Christian lack of discernment. Somehow we act like discernment is some gift of the Spirit… you either have it or you don’t. To which I simply scream: GROW UP. PLEASE! If you want to believe that some secret lab createdContinue reading “Crazy conspiracy theories in the time of coronavirus”
At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you ahead of time. (Matt. 24:23-25, NIV)
His voice is love. His voice is power.
I’m not so much into the “prophetic” in our American charismatic model. That has soured me to the point where I haven’t really put much stock in trying to figure out “what’s ahead.” It’s a fear of “looking wacky.”
Those words from Paul are so challenging. As I am about to embark on some the craziest adventures of my life in the next few months, I have to keep saying: While I can’t be 100% on this being the mind of God, I can say with 100% certainty I WANT the mind of God!
We are a culture given to extremes. Rather than living in the balances of feasting and fasting, we go to the extremes of obesity and anorexia. That is not just concerning food. And we highlight the extremes in our culture, wildly cheering one side or wildly despairing over the other extreme. We don’t like theContinue reading “The need to teach THINKING”
Sometimes we need to hear the leading of the Spirit in very “plain” things. I know I do. I have an old beater car. I feel like I’m back in high school and praying for miracles every day. Miracles like, “Please start. Please drive. Please stop.” My prayer life is improved immensely. Just the pastContinue reading “Hearing”