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Freedom Is An Acquired Taste: Maybe I’m Not Free

“Freedom is an acquired taste.” ~ Steven Furtick Have heard of people coming to Christ and being “set free” of crazy things?  I have.  Drugs, alcohol, depression…you name it, I have heard it. I want to accept these stories at face value, however, there’s just one problem for me – I have not experienced this sort of release!  And for years …

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Suck Rocks: This Is Living Now (More Thoughts on FREEDOM)

“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” ~ Galatians 5:1 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live. FREEDOM EXAMINED  (courtesy of http://www.tourfactory.com/950924) The following was inspired by true events.  Names have been changed to protect the identity of those portrayed. “Hey, Bill!  What did …

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Got Freedom?

For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. ~ Romans 8:2 Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live.  Last week, I wrote about the tension between slavery and freedom, and used recently deceased frontman, Scott Weiland, …

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Nightmares Are Dreams Too: A Stone Temple Pilot Crashes

Jesus Christ did not come to make bad people good.  He came to make dead people live.  Do you ever ask people how their day is?  What about those who you work with?  If you’re like me, you have heard the response, “I’m living the dream.” I pity these poor folks because this statement is always drenched in cynicism.  I …

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Jesus Does Not Hate You: More of My Story (Philippians 3:7-11)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian, and some will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up and throwing out with the trash—along with everything else I used to take credit for. And why? Because of Christ. Yes, all the things …

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Chronicles of a Religious Busybody (More Philippians 3)

All dogs go to heaven…let’s hope not. Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this …

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More Repentance: Where Is My Love?

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and …

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Pastors Gone Wild!

So I’m not positive that I should have these videos in the “Funny” section considering what is displayed here is very tragic (the last video is not really tragic, more funny)! Nonetheless, this NEEDS TO STOP!  No excuses, just plain wrong. Remember, you never judge a philosophy based upon it’s abuse.  The behaviors exhibited here are so contradictory to the …

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I’m SO Sorry: A Jihadist for Jesus Repents

   Once you’ve cut off a person’s nose, there is no point in giving him a rose to smell. ~ Indian proverb Romans 2:1-5 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment …