There is a weird subsection of young Christians today who are almost reverse fundamentalists, but they are still fundamentalists. They look at the older generation who say in good conscience Christians shouldn’t drink beer, and they respond, “We are definitely drinking beer. Freedom in Christ!” Or they see those Christians who say you have to dress up for church service, and they say, “We are only going to wear skinny jeans and v-neck T-shirts in church.” They are better defined by what they are against than by what they are for. They are doing the exact same thing as what they are defining themselves against. They are elevating behavior, clothing, and other secondary issues as requirements to gain access to heaven. It’s a sickness in all of us to put our righteousness and dependence in absolutely anything except Jesus, and if we think we aren’t doing that, it usually means it’s even worse.
A life left half behind, though no longer blind I can’t yet see.
I’m not the boy that I once was, but I’m not the man I’ll be.
I’ve been waiting now, for six years on (and have only just begun)
For the day you’ll hold me in your arms, oh risen Lord, my precious one.
(9 months ago
I don’t very much believe in blood… I think when a man finds good or bad in his children he is seeing only what he planted in them after they cleared the womb.
Sometimes a man wants to be stupid if it lets him do a thing his cleverness forbids.
A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.