“Tepid” :: Versions of Christianity You Should Reject (According to Jesus)

In the Big Bang Theory episode where Sheldon Cooper meets Amy Farrah Fowler (a match made in heaven), he offers to buy her a beverage. Amy’s response: “Water. Tepid.” Room temperature water is okay, as long as you’re expecting it. If you’re hoping the water in front of you is super-hot (to make tea), or … Continue reading “Tepid” :: Versions of Christianity You Should Reject (According to Jesus)

“Fake Reputation” :: Versions of Christianity You Should Reject (According to Jesus)

Every church has a reputation. A while back, a local government official invited one of our pastors to be a part of an influential task force that would be focused on a community development project. After working out some of the details, the pastor finally asked the director why he called our church when he … Continue reading “Fake Reputation” :: Versions of Christianity You Should Reject (According to Jesus)

“Dangerous Indulgence” :: Versions of Christianity You Should Reject (According to Jesus)

Jesus commends His followers in the church of Thyatira not only for the depth of their concern for one another, readiness to trust the trustworthy, generous acts of service, and patience in the face of hardship—but also for their progress in all of these areas! They weren’t resting on their laurels, but actively pursuing personal and … Continue reading “Dangerous Indulgence” :: Versions of Christianity You Should Reject (According to Jesus)