The parable of the Talents.

The Parable of the Talents is quite interesting when you wrap your head around the fact that we are talking about saved believers in this context. We’re not talking about unbelievers, or sinners, but rather saved believers. So, who do we have to blame for the way the world is right now? We need to … Continue reading “The parable of the Talents.”

Why I left the Church of Christ

Why I left the Church of Christ by Dusty Owens is one of the most important writings concerning the Church of Christ that I have ever run across. You may not need this today or tomorrow. But when you do, it is priceless. One of the biggest conspiracies in the Christian religion today is the … Continue reading “Why I left the Church of Christ”

And God Said It Never Happened Part 2

Through much of this century, one of the common topics of discussion in the church has been what is right. Countless sermons have been preached on what is right. We could not estimate the number of arguments that produced confrontations about what is and is not right. Many debates were conducted to defend what was … Continue reading “And God Said It Never Happened Part 2”

And God Said It Never Happened Part 1

A judge who had three cases scheduled for the day called his court room to order. The first case involved mean-spirited, destructive vandalism. The judge handled the case in highly questionable manner. He looked at the broken, grieving defendant and immediately declared, “I wish to see the defendant and the plaintiff in my chambers without … Continue reading “And God Said It Never Happened Part 1”

The Naked Church Chapter One

The Naked Church Chapter One – Recorded with permission by Wayne Jacobsen. If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. —Matthew 16:24 The Naked Church Chapter One – I can’t say I was totally unsuspecting when the moment finally came. It had stalked me for months, … Continue reading “The Naked Church Chapter One”

The Naked Church Chapter Two

The Naked Church Chapter Two – Rise Up and Walk Podcast The prophets prophesy lies, the priests rule by their own authority, and my people love it this way.  But what will you do in the end? —Jeremiah 5:31 The Naked Church Chapter Two – America has begun a spiritual awakening. Faith and hope are … Continue reading “The Naked Church Chapter Two”

The Naked Church – Chapter 3 – The Emperors New Clothes

The Naked Church – Chapter 3 – The Emperors New Clothes You say, “I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.” But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. —revelation 3:17 What an amazing paradox—while we were stripped of the vitality of our relationship … Continue reading “The Naked Church – Chapter 3 – The Emperors New Clothes”

The Naked Church – Chapter 4 – Aren’t You Hungry?

The Naked Church – Chapter 4 – Aren’t You Hungry? Blessed are those who hunger and thirst  for righteousness, for they will be filled.—Matthew 5:6 Aren’t you hunnnnnngry? One of the most aggressive TV commercials for a fast food hamburger chain that I’ve ever seen began with that chant. To the driving background music a … Continue reading “The Naked Church – Chapter 4 – Aren’t You Hungry?”

The Naked Church – Chapter – 5. Of Course I Love God

The Naked Church – Chapter – 5. Of Course I Love God She had called me 20 minutes before on a friend’s recommendation, needing to see a pastor. she was barely 20, a willowy brunette. “you have to help me!” the look in her eyes confirmed the desperation in her voice. “What can i do … Continue reading “The Naked Church – Chapter – 5. Of Course I Love God”

The Naked Church – Chapter – 6. Real Salvation

The Naked Church – Chapter – 6. Real Salvation the pastor could hardly contain himself as he told me about his church’s door­to­door evangelism program: “in the last five months we’ve had over 175 people give their lives to Jesus!” i was there to do some guest speaking, and i knew that only about 50 … Continue reading “The Naked Church – Chapter – 6. Real Salvation”