Pathway to the Kingdom

  Pathway to the Kingdom Pathway to the Kingdom Matthew 7:7-27 Pathway to the Kingdom – A few years ago someone sent me this story. The other night my three-year-old son and I had been through the regular nightly routine: story, prayer, hugs. Then as my hand slide down the light switch, “I want a … Continue reading “Pathway to the Kingdom”

The parable of the Talents

The Parable of the Talents Matthew 25:14-30 Back in March when I asked what parables you would like to hear preached in a sermon, one of the ones suggested was today’s parable, the Parable of the Talents. The person who requested this parable said it was a particularly difficult parable to understand. What did she … Continue reading “The parable of the Talents”

Why I left the Church of Christ

Why I left the Church of Christ by Dusty Owens Why I left the Church of Christ – My admission of having “left the Church of Christ” may come as a complete surprise to many who have known me through the years; to others who have followed my writings on the institutional church, it will … Continue reading “Why I left the Church of Christ”

And God Said It Never Happened Part 2

And God Said It Never Happened Part 2 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 … Continue reading “And God Said It Never Happened Part 2”

And God Said It Never Happened Part 1

And God Said It Never Happened Part 1 And God Said It Never Happened Part 1 – A judge who had three cases scheduled for the day called his courtroom to order. The first case involved mean-spirited, destructive vandalism. The judge handled the case in a highly questionable manner. He looked at the broken, grieving … 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 Three

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 Three”

The Naked Church – Chapter Four

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 The Naked Church – Chapter Four – 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 … Continue reading “The Naked Church – Chapter Four”

The Naked Church – Chapter Five

The Naked Church – Chapter Five The Naked Church – Chapter – 5. Of Course, I Love God These people come near to me with their mouth and honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. —Isaiah 29:13 She had called me 20 minutes before on a friend’s recommendation, needing to … Continue reading “The Naked Church – Chapter Five”