Christian Living, Church, Culture & Society, Prayer, Salvation & Justification, Sin & Repentance, Theology

The “Braggmony” of a Rich Young Peacock

“Some people have a true testimony to share. Others only have an exaggerated ‘braggamony’ to declare.”—Stanford E. Murrell  “And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up” (Luke 18:21). No one likes to be thought badly about. Most of us hold dearly to our reputations, well deserved or not. Of course, in… Continue reading The “Braggmony” of a Rich Young Peacock

Biblical Doctrines, Salvation & Justification

The Story of a Young Man Who Walked Away From Jesus

“And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.18 He saith unto him,… Continue reading The Story of a Young Man Who Walked Away From Jesus

Christian Living, Sin & Repentance

The Casualties of Christendom

After more than four decades of Christian ministerial experience, I think I can now safely say there is nothing that surprises me. Nothing surprises me, and no one can surprise me—no one. As I try to tell individuals struggling with broken hearts and shattered lives, “What do you except of sinners but sin?” Conservative theologians… Continue reading The Casualties of Christendom