Category Archives: Ecclesia Real

Thoughts on Real Chirstianity

Jess’ Guide to Election Sanity

I noticed that while the candidates of both parties are going at each other, as I would expect them to, some of my friends are going at them also and at each other. Let me offer some scriptural balance to … Continue reading

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Institutionalized Christians

In prison, there is a uniform schedule and sameness day after day that prisoners must adapt to in order to survive. Most decisions are made by someone else, and inmates learn to keep their eyes down and do what they … Continue reading

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Discipleship is NOT Summer Camp

I used to work at a summer camp.  No one can live there. We filled the week with activities that kept the kids going from breakfast till bedtime.  Each activity was designed to convey some biblical truth, or provide a … Continue reading

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Here Be Beasties!

Here be Beasties! The ancient maps had unknown places labeled with frightening names and pictures.  I’m sure they thought they were doing a service by warning those who recklessly ran to the edge of the world that they were going … Continue reading

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Cinematic Convictions

Noah looks a lot like Captain Jack Aubrey. Oh, that’s right, it is the same actor.  Yes, I’m talking about the current movie, Noah. I haven’t seen it and probably won’t.  I don’t see many movies, and there is nothing … Continue reading

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God is in the Ice!

  What ice does! Ice is hard.  It is hard when you land on it, it is hard when it lands on you, and it makes walking hard.  Something as perfectly normal for most of us as walking becomes a … Continue reading

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Santa Is Not My Enemy

Santa Claus is not my enemy! I’ve always enjoyed Christmas. As a kid, my parents somehow found a way to make it special and fun.  When Marlene and I had kids of our own, it was especially enjoyable to see … Continue reading

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Are you in it for life or just a one-night stand?

All about harlots and wives: The number one problem with our churches and culture!  Let me ask you a question.  When did we abandon the excellent and embrace the exciting? Solomon, in Proverbs 7 and other places, warns us about … Continue reading

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Biblical Reality Check!

Goulash again! Yep, more leftovers thrown together because there isn’t enough of any one thing to make a dish!  I hope it’s tasty, or at least thought provoking.   “Jesus talked more about money than any other single subject.”  Have … Continue reading

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Are You a Christian Zombie?

Recent events have convinced me we are in the midst of a Christian zombie apocalypse.  Far too many of the Christians I meet appear to be zombies.  I try to engage them, but the vacant stare soon convinces me to … Continue reading

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