Baptist Dysfunction #2

I was raised on the old B-A-P-T-I-S-T below. These are the things that supposedly made us 'distinctive' in our faith. But as I'm reading and learning, I'm discovering that most -if not all- of these do not mean what they used to... what they're supposed to. This post will focus on the Priesthood of the Believer & Individual Soul Liberty.

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The Prodigal

Luke 15 is known as the parable of the Prodigal Son.  Many think the word 'prodigal' has to do with the sin of being far from home.  But the meaning goes much deeper than that! Prodigal: reckless, wasteful, extravagant to spend without reservation, restraint, or regret Prodigal most often is applied to the attitude of the … Continue reading The Prodigal

I’m a Piece of Work!

On my journey, I have disappointed so many people. I've thought I was doing right, but I was deceived. At other times, I knew that I was doing wrong, and I kept it up anyway. But thank God - by His grace - that He never gives up on us and continues His work to perfect (mature) us until the day we will meet Him (Phil. 1:6). He's so amazing at accomplishing His will / work in us that He can even weave in the negative, dark, and ugly parts of our lives into the fabric of our life's mosaic.

3 Things I Learned from Joel Osteen

A wise man once said that he could learn from anyone… did you catch that?  He was wise… because he didn’t let anyone stand in his way of growth.  Not their successes or their failures. Not their preferences, their convictions, their methods, their mannerisms, their eccentricities.  We would be wise to learn from this as … Continue reading 3 Things I Learned from Joel Osteen

3 Things I Learned from Joel Osteen

A wise man once said that he could learn from anyone... did you catch that? He was wise... because he didn’t let anyone stand in his way of growth. Not their successes or their failures. Not their preferences, their convictions, their methods, their mannerisms, their eccentricities. We would be wise to learn from this as well...