“Free” Doesn’t Mean “Work For It”


(Got this image from here, but thought is was perfect!)

Have you ever felt like you’re just not as Christian as you should be? That the “new creation” still looks like the “old creation” or that these white robes you’ve been given just aren’t tailored to fit right?

That producing your “fruits” is taking a lot of effort and after all the work, they come out tasting more bitter than sweet?

Well…maybe you’re trying too hard. Continue reading


Suck It Up

Every time I read Paul’s epistles and try and get a feel for who the guy was, I almost always reach the same conclusion; I don’t much care for him.

I’m sure he’s a nice enough guy and everything, but I don’t think I could spend much time with him. He always strikes me as having a bit of a pretentious, know-it-all attitude that’s hard to be around. I could be flat out wrong of course. After all, I’m basing this off of some 13 letters he wrote to struggling churches, some while he was in jail, so I’m sure that’ll color it up a bit. I’m just saying that, at this point, we probably wouldn’t be BFF’s.

But there is a passage of scripture that he wrote that makes him the most relate-able person in scripture to me. Continue reading