February 28, 2011#

The 13th Apostle – Kyle

Not many people know this, but instead of just twelve apostles that followed Jesus around, legend has it that there was a thirteenth named Kyle. Kyle was a dude who loved the ladies. In fact, some would say he was a tad obsessed. For instance, when Jesus fed the five thousand, the apostles were instructed to gather up all the leftovers. The Apostle Kyle used the opportunity to cruise the 5K for chicks. When the thirteen came together with all the scraps, Kyle told the others, “Hey, I met this Samaritan chica that I’m going to hang with. Tell Jesus I’ll catch up with y’all later.” Continue Reading

February 25, 2011#

When we hold onto our sin

Confession has to be one of the most neglected aspects of the Christian faith. In fact, most Christian organizations create a culture that dissuades confession. Churches have bogus “restoration processes” that are in print but not in practice. What often happens is more like a good old Amish shunning; “there are plenty of churches around, just find another one and we’ll be praying for you.” We don’t hate the sin and love the sinner. Instead we hate the memory of the sin and ,well, every time I look at you I remember the sin, so… Continue Reading

February 23, 2011#

I’m sorry for all the hearts I’ve broken

I recently got hate mail from a boy I knew in college. Ouch! He saw that I was a Christian author now and he was beside himself.   See, he knew me before, back in the day when I lived only for the moment and knew nothing about the power of God to save me from the tyranny of self. He and I were friends who started to think that maybe we wanted to be more than just friends, we dated a bit, but in the end both the friendship and any possibility of more were lost forever. Continue Reading

February 23, 2011#

Bieber love vs. Bible love

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, when Justin Bieber was asked about his opinion on abstinence, he said “I think you should just wait for the person you’re…in love with.”

It seems everyone has an opinion on love, but there are so many contradictions. How do you get to the truth? Continue Reading