Category Archives: Christianity

i would rather be a beautiful baguette than a moldy mouthful of beaten-down bread


  going to church on Sunday…for the building up of your spirit…is like going to the day old bread store and buying a bag of moldy bread. sure, the product is still there, but you get a stale loaf with major … Continue reading

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the train has left the station on the wrong track


last summer i sat in bewilderment as i listened to the answers over and over again. the question was so simple, but the answers were mind-blowing. of the hundreds i met who claimed to be Christians, very few could tell … Continue reading

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what i lost today


the lost kerryman left the house and headed east with a garbage bag in his back seat. ten miles down the road he found the nearest exit and headed back for the garbage dumpster. and this is how it went … Continue reading

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why Good Friday is a good day to share the good news


every day is a good day to share the gospel. but in the western world, Good Friday may be more than a good day to share the good news. it is a day for healing…..Jesus bore our sickness on the … Continue reading

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be wise…not worrying


a young man and i were having a conversation today about working on a barge on the river. he claimed to have taken the controls on one of these barges, even though he had just turned 18 years old. youth … Continue reading

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at home behind the fence


more often than not, i find myself disturbed by what i see- and read- from most congregations. in these “churches,” big-headed leaders, ordained by a man-centered system, parade around on stage, proclaiming prophetic nonsense and working the crowd like the manager … Continue reading

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it is looking brighter all the time


in spite of what my bank account says…in spite of what negative people say…in spite of business forecasts…in spite of being verbally assaulted by whiners, complainers, murmurers, backbiters…in spite of… it is looking brighter all the time…   the waters … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


On this Saint Patrick’s Day, it would be wise for us to take time to reflect on our love for God and our love for people. Patrick was a great example of a man passionate about his love for God … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick- a complex man?


tomorrow many celebrate the feast day of a Catholic saint the world knows as “Saint Patrick.” But the real Patrick, gleaned from his writings, history, and what he left behind, is different. First, he was not a Catholic like we … Continue reading

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things your pastor never told you: John 3:16


when i hear John 3:16 today, i want to shake my head. it is so misused. few preachers read what comes before or after, and even fewer read the whole passage…when in the assembly of believers. we have many within … Continue reading

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