#IreadthereforeIquote: Steve Fry ~ the desire to act independent of God

the quote: “I don’t know that Lucifer’s sin was rebellion in the full sense of the word. He did not seek to replace God or overthrow God. He simply sought to act independent of God… the root sin of all sins is this desire to act independent of God.” (emphasis added) from True Freedom: What … Continue reading #IreadthereforeIquote: Steve Fry ~ the desire to act independent of God

evangelism is like halloween.

yep. You read that right. evangelism is like Halloween. oh, that's bound to get me in trouble. I can hear it: "sacrilege!" "blasphemy!" "heathen!" or maybe you're thinking I've completely lost it. evangelism. is like Halloween? For those of you who will click away because you don't have time to read a crazy woman's blog, … Continue reading evangelism is like halloween.

“Christ-centered Church.” I do not think it means what you think it means.

This is the 9th post of a series. CLICK HERE to view a page listing all the posts in the series. oh, go ahead. click the youtube video. It's 7 seconds. Lemme 'splain. No, there is too much. Lemme sum up. When I talk about "preaching Christ" I am NOT talking about preaching "everybody is … Continue reading “Christ-centered Church.” I do not think it means what you think it means.

the gospel is more than evangelism.

I've been telling a story these last 8 blog posts. I got through August of 2012. But I have to interrupt myself. The story can wait. Today, my pastor preached Christ. and I mean he PREACHED Christ. In his words, "TESTIFY!" Today, my pastor preached an evangelical sermon. Not one person left my church today … Continue reading the gospel is more than evangelism.

a metaphor for awakening.

This is the 7th post of a series. To read the sixth post, entitled "going through the motions" CLICK HERE. If you need some context, links to all of the previous posts are provided at the end of this post. Back to August 2012. In the middle of everything that was happening, I was struck … Continue reading a metaphor for awakening.

going through the motions.

This is the 6th post of a series. If you need some context, here are the previous posts in order by date: 1. "irreconcilable differences." 2. "the assumption of Christ." 3. "desperate." 4. desperate prayers. "mean" prayers. 5. the wisdom of the wise. to continue... Too often, Christian churches today are not what they were … Continue reading going through the motions.

the wisdom of the wise.

This is the 5th post of a series. If you need some context, here are the previous posts in order by date: 1. "irreconcilable differences." 2. "the assumption of Christ." 3. "desperate." 4. desperate prayers. "mean" prayers. to continue... Just two days later. Friday. I was back on campus for another Christian yoga class. Afterward, … Continue reading the wisdom of the wise.

desperate prayers. “mean” prayers.

This is the 4th post of a series. If you need some context, here are the previous posts in order by date: 1. "irreconcilable differences." 2. "the assumption of Christ." 3. "desperate." to continue with the 4th post... So I prayed. I prayed desperate prayers. Some might call them “mean” prayers. I started with my … Continue reading desperate prayers. “mean” prayers.

desperate.

This is the third post in a series. To give context, here's a snippet from "irreconcilable differences." - the first post in this series: "I had come to the church campus that Wednesday morning for a Christian yoga class and after yoga, I found myself walking into the empty sanctuary instead of to my van. … Continue reading desperate.

the assumption of Christ.

[The first post in this series is entitled "irreconcilable differences." CLICK HERE to read it.] My church is firmly grounded in the assumption of Christ. That is not a typo. I am not a victim of autocorrect. I intentionally typed “assumption” not “ascension.” My church is firmly grounded in the assumption of Christ. And I … Continue reading the assumption of Christ.