Is God Disciplining You?

   Many sufferers believe that their trials are from God, who sends them “for their own good.” This is the result of a long history of religious teaching. Tradition has taught us to believe that God wants to smite us more than bless us. It has taught us to expect that the only way to […] Continue reading →

Your Troubles are Not Your Crosses

I used to struggle under the notion that the trials I was going through may be crosses that God wanted me to bear. A theology of suffering was presented and I was encouraged to believe that somehow God was getting glory out of my problems. Since then I have subscribed to a theology of victory, […] Continue reading →

Upon This Rock

   And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it Matthew 16:18. What is “this rock” referring to? I don’t think it’s what has been traditionally taught (and it has had strong differences of opinion). […] Continue reading →

Fascination with Sorcery?

 I can tell from my website stats that I get a lot of visitors to this blog through Google searches for the terms, “sorcery real life”. They then get directed to my post, Sorcery in the Real World. What I can’t tell from the stats is whether they actually read through the whole article or […] Continue reading →

Jewels in James

  Some people have a problem with the book of James, because it seems to lack the grace message. But it really doesn’t. Here are a few gems I picked up from James not too long ago… James 1:2: My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations This is not saying […] Continue reading →

Getting Away from the City

   On a recent trip to the countryside, I once again marveled at the beauty of the scenery. Something is actually lifted when you break away from the rut and riot of the city. There are two cities in the book of Revelation. One is described as a harlot, Babylon. The other is described as […] Continue reading →