Where, When and How to “Go to Church”

Personal note: For years, I raged against institutional Christianity, challenging it at every turn, taring it down left and right all I could, debating with everyone who dared to see things differently than I did. But then the Lord began to graciously adjust my temperament, reminding me that He is building His Church, that He … Continue reading Where, When and How to “Go to Church”

Who Murdered Ananias & Sapphira? — Richard Murray

[Note from Joel Killion: I don't know about you but Acts 5:1-11 has troubled me for many years. Every time I've read it, I've been left with unanswered questions and have been conflicted on how to process what all happened there. While most Christians believe that God killed Ananias and Sapphira (a view held, it seems, … Continue reading Who Murdered Ananias & Sapphira? — Richard Murray

What Does “The Matrix” Have in Common with the Early Church Fathers’ View of Reality? — Richard Murray

ANSWER: ALMOST EVERYTHING! Obviously, the early Church Fathers never actually watched The Matrix trilogy of movies. But, then again, maybe in some archetypal way, the Lord projected the movie's major themes across time and space onto the screens of their corporate consciousness. I am awestruck at how closely the cosmology of the early Church lines … Continue reading What Does “The Matrix” Have in Common with the Early Church Fathers’ View of Reality? — Richard Murray