Month: February 2020

The Confederate Soldier

There are two choices at play here.  Freedom and the past.  Part of Christianity is freeing yourself from the past so that you can now live free in Christ.  One group had come to believe in the risen Christ and found freedom  in that so much so that they could now walk into a pagan temple and purchase and eat and live in this new found freedom, knowing they were no longer in chains to those places or scenarios.  The other group still searched for that freedom and felt like their conscience was violated by eating that meat in those places.  Paul made it clear that neither was wrong, but finished this portion of his letter with this:  “So if what I eat causes another believer to sin, I will never eat meat again as long as I live- for I don’t want to cause another believer to stumble.”

The Brain vs. The Heart

As a young boy, my parents taught me how to follow Jesus.  They were both good and bad at it, as most of us are, and in the end, I had a decision to make.  I remember being at a crossroads in my 23rd year of life, and realizing I could make any decision I wanted about Christianity.  I locked myself in my room, and believe that I encountered Christ during those intense days.

Part 1 Now and Then As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness. Proverbs 26:11     I love to tell stories.  I love to tell stories about my life and the lives of interesting people who are interesting and do interesting things.   I tell stories that make people…