James: Teaching and the Tongue

I don’t want to write this blogpost. In fact, passages in the Bible like this make me wait to call it quits on Failing Forward all together. It makes me want to cancel my women’s group study from here on out. And it definitely makes me want to throw off my fantasies of writing a… Continue reading James: Teaching and the Tongue

Truth Minus Love

I grew up in a church that struck the fear of God into me. The church was biblical and didn’t mince words even on the toughest of subjects. Gray wasn’t tolerated. The Bible is the bedrock of moral truth and this church reassured that the foundation was established in the lives of it’s members. My… Continue reading Truth Minus Love

Here is the Church

Remember that rhyme we all did with the hand motions as children? “Here is the church. Here is the steeple. Open the doors and where are the people?” As a youth who grew up in the church, that always shocked me a bit. I thought, “why wouldn’t people be in the church?” My parents tried… Continue reading Here is the Church

Get Ready

When I was 16, I began working at a greenhouse. For years after that first year, the lady would continually have me come back and work for her. She must have been quite desperate for help because honestly I am one of the worst people to work in a greenhouse. To this day, if it’s… Continue reading Get Ready

Radical Response

I greatly appreciate my pastor. His preachings are biblical and true. He has wisdom and integrity. His teachings convict me and lead me to live the life God has called me to live. But he does have this flaw: he’s not Jesus. He can’t teach with the authority that Jesus did. While his words and… Continue reading Radical Response

Radical Teachings

We live in a time where everyone strives to be politically correct. We walk on eggshells in order to not offend anyone. We twist the truth and bend our beliefs in order to fit culture’s mold. But God’s commands aren’t always politically correct. They’re firm and steadfast. They don’t sway with culture norms. Disciples are… Continue reading Radical Teachings