Is Grace Always Nice?

For over 20 years I have been proclaiming the love of God to anybody and everybody who will listen. In 1990, my life was transformed by the biblical truth of the implications of Jesus’s death on the cross. For the first time, I understood that not only did He die for me but that I also died with Him. I began to know by […]

Eulogy For A Dog

Our little pet, Emma, died yesterday. It was a hard day. Emma came to us when she was seven years old. If the ratio of dog years to humans really is seven to one, that would have made her 49 when we adopted her and 77 when she died. We received her when two friends were moving out of the country and decided it […]

013) What is the Wrath of God?

What is the wrath of God? The Bible does talk about it so how do we reconcile divine wrath with the fact that God is love? That’s what I talk about in this Plain Talk podcast. After you listen, let me know what you think about it in the comments below. *Listen in iTunes. *If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe to […]

012) Do you know who God is?

Jesus came into the religious world of His day telling them that they had it all wrong when it comes to understanding God. The outcome was His crucifixion. He’s doing the same thing today and they still don’t like it. *Listen in iTunes. *If you liked this episode, be sure to subscribe to Plain Talk now on iTunes or Stitcher. PS) Want to hear […]

Stop Trying So Hard To Obey God.

If you attend church, obedience to God is something you hear about all the time. Obey God. Just do it. We are repeatedly told how we must try hard to obey God, but consider this matter for a moment. Jesus was perfectly obedient to His Father. On the other hand, how often have we struggled to be obedient to the things we believe He […]

The True Meaning of Repentance.

The subject of repentance has been wielded as a weapon against the naive for so long that the very mention of the word often conjures up harsh images of tearful remorse, heartfelt contempt, and the passionate dedication of oneself to God, laced with promises to “never do it again.” The pseudo-repentance in much of the modern church focuses on sin, insisting that we single […]