One of the many things they don’t prepare you for as a kid is the applause and affirmation to stop. You don’t win many awards or get recognition or compliments or words of encouragement when you’re an adult. And if you’ve started to rely on those things as a child without realizing it, their absence […]Read More Out from the ashes of myself: My journey through life – Part VI
What are the qualifications for being a Christian? Is there criteria to be met? What does it mean to be considered a Christian? No surprise, the answer will depend on what kind of Christian you ask. I would like to attempt to provide the answer I think Jesus and the Apostles would have given (understanding – I […]Read More What is a Christian?
“Heaven and hell are important, but they’re not the end of the world.” So says Bishop N.T. Wright, partially tongue-in-cheek, in several lectures I’ve listened to. Wright is addressing the misplaced emphasis many Christians (and consequently most non-Christians) place on “going to heaven / avoiding hell” as the central point to the concept of salvation. […]Read More Salvation