Growing up in church and having been a part of churches with a wide range of views, I’ve heard the following verse quoted – and its meaning questioned – in many different settings regarding the taking of Communion: “Whoever, therefore, … Continue reading Unworthy
“Pointing out the faults of others is often a tool to make us feel better about ourselves and mask our own imperfections. This often results in the harmful neglect of good things. We do live in an imperfect world, but … Continue reading I Am God
I’ve been rereading the New Testament and, as always happens depending on life stage and circumstances, something stood out to me that previously had not: two similar statements made by Jesus when confronted by religious leaders. So, I decided to … Continue reading Mercy > Sacrifice
I really worry about Christians who have a black and white answer for every issue that arises. Sure, there are many aspects of life which are directly addressed in Scripture as being right or wrong, but there are also many … Continue reading Gray Areas
How often do our traditions get in the way of the things God has commanded us to do? Jesus uses a specific example in Scripture to address those who place a higher priority on tradition than on caring for others. … Continue reading Rejecting God
Recently, I read a Christian-based article talking about how God wants us to be crushed in order to make us new. Needless to say, this is an extremely false view of Christianity. I began thinking about how this mentality has … Continue reading I am Whole.
As happens far too often with well-meaning people, good things get messed up. Instruments that may be of a benefit to mankind (i.e., government, technology, or business) have a tendency to become agents of control. What was meant for the … Continue reading Friends with Benefits