sin


Count the Cost

We were bought at a high price (1 Cor 6:20; 7:23). And now as Christ followers, we do not belong to ourselves (1 Cor 6:19). We deny ourselves (Mt 16:24) and we die to ourselves (Jn 3:3-6) making no provision for the flesh (Rom 13:14). We have no rights over ourselves as if we were autonomous beings in control of …Continue reading →

Joe Christian

Troubled senior, Joe Christian, moves to California during the middle of the school year with his mother to escape an alcoholic and abusive father. In his youth, the man was a national championship wrestler. Now, he lives in his glory days coaching wrestling at a high school that is well-known for producing All-American wrestling champions. Joe’s father has been verbally …Continue reading →

Sin–Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be–the Spoiling of Shalom

Sin is a form of self-harm, some might even say, self-hatred. For example, when a man is not a good husband, and, say, repeatedly commits adultery, he not only hurts his wife and children, but also his own wellbeing. Put differently, by fulfilling his role as a faithful husband, who models his loving actions to his children, he lives life …Continue reading →

Morning Blades

Have mercy on me, O Lord, a saint who sins. For You and You alone are truly merciful. Only you can understand why You’d forsake Your throne to be scorned at the hands of cowards, all-the-while, being left fatherless during the height of Your suffering. How great is Your mercy? Greater than all the grains of sand in all the …Continue reading →

Uncertainty

Familiar winds of fear take from me my last as I fall in a puddle of redundancy. Heaven opens and clouds part to manifest my destiny. I challenge myself to a hazardous hike in the winter of my spirit’s discontent to fight and be free. On my journey, I bring a pair of scarred shins and calloused feet to pave …Continue reading →

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