The Bible is a big book, there's no doubt about it. It's composed if 66 individual books, 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. It was written over the course of about 1,500 years by over 40 different authors in three separate languages, but all authors were God inspired. It's the best-selling book in the world, in fact it's in the Guinness Book of World Records having sold an estimated 5 to 7 billion copies. That being said, here are the top 10 things I feel are important for new Christians to know about [...]
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First... a message to the reader I know the title of this post is a bit ... accusatory, and obviously I'm not saying anyone is really a thief, but it's intended as a metaphor related to the two thieves who were crucified along side Christ. As we draw closer to Easter, I started to really think about those two men who hung next to Jesus, and the significance they hold as it relates to the Easter story. I certainly don't want to take away from any part of the sacrifice of Jesus, but I do believe there is an [...]
There is a certain inevitability about life that seems to become more clear as I get older. At first it feels like mortality, but as I rest in these feelings I understand that it's much bigger. I have started to realize just how much of this world is beyond my control and how precious each moment is and it took the first 42 years of my life for my eyes to even begin to open. I have no control over what happens to me at any given moment, but I can control where I place my faith and I [...]
Dear Reader, I'd like to welcome to this page and to my journey. I made a conscious decision to change my focus in life away from worldly things (paycheck, title, status, pedigree, car, etc.) and towards God and the teachings of Jesus Christ (I will explain this more in a later post). It took me wandering in my own personal desert for just over 40 years of my life to find my way here. So far I have enjoyed a life filled with adventure, achievements, recognition, and other accolades that our culture seems to value. I've experienced moments of [...]