The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

The Kingdom is alien to our world and much of what most consider Christianity today, making it essentially unusual, contrary, remote, inappropriate and incompatible with our norms. Thus, a mind-shift is needed for a life-shift until the alien becomes native. Consider Mark 4:26-28 in The Message... "...Jesus said, 'God’s kingdom is like seed thrown on … Continue reading The Resting Farmer (Mark 4:26-28)

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

The Unlovely Love of Jesus

What is love? If it's true that "It's all about love" then how we answer this question means everything. Who defines love? The media? Our culture? Political-correctness? Our religious leaders? -- or Jesus? How did Jesus love? Have you given it real thought? Are you content to assume an answer or do you want the truth enough … Continue reading The Unlovely Love of Jesus