Building God’s House

“Is it time for you, O ye, to dwell in your paneled houses, and this house to lie waste?” -Haggai 1:4 Haggai was one of the post-captivity prophets. He was a contemporary of Zechariah, according to Ezra 5:1-2. His message, as we see in our text, was to rebuke the returned exiles for their delay…

Greed, High Gas Prices & Impotent RepDems

Gas prices continue to soar with no reasonable end in sight and no apparently logical economical basis. The prices are NOT going up proportionately with increased demand. The prices are NOT going up proportionately with increased cost of a barrel of crude oil or the cost of processing it into gasoline. The prices ARE going up, but it’s…

Jesus & The Doctrine of Separation

Would Jesus have been a good fundamentalist? I’ve often commented that I’m trying to put the “fun” back into fundamentalist because, let’s face it, the “duh” and the “mental” are pretty much covered. Due to the separationist nature of the fundamentalist movement, we tend to be more divided and nitpicky than we are unified and,…

Playing Church

In all of our well-intentioned efforts, there is an all-too-common error we can fall into in the name of Christianity: playing “church”. When I was a kid, we played make-believe a lot. We’d play “house”, “school” (no fun, unless you get to be the teacher!), “cops and robbers”, “cowboys and indians”, and anything else that…