Often times when the Christian thinks about doing righteous work, they shrink back in a sort of fear. When we think to ourselves, “On the one hand not doing righteous work makes it seem as if I am not Christian, because Christians do righteous things. On the other hand saying I need to do righteous works seems to add onto the gospel and diminish its message of a free gift.” These two things coexist.
I can hear it now, the screams of all those people who grew up actually believing that they chose God of their own free will. “What do you mean I didn’t choose God?! You mean to tell me God has complete sovereignty over his creation?! This can’t be!!!!” Before you come undone let’s discuss this topic.
If you know me you know that I have recently taken a keen interest to farming. I grew up and still live in a very agriculturally oriented town, but it wasn’t until I started a job in an almond orchard that I began to see the beauty of agriculture and farming, and how it impacted my life as a Christian. Continue reading “In The Orchard”
The Local Church is crucial to the life of a believer. When we are born again we are adopted into a family and we become part of the body of Christ. How should we view the Church, and what is so important about the Church? Why is it crucial to the life and growth of a believer? Continue reading “Re-Forming: The Church”
I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called Minimalism. It’s about this movement led by two guys, Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus. What I gathered from the documentary and their website was impactful. Minimalism is about adding value to your life and finding freedom from less. This idea, this lifestyle screams Gospel (good news) to the believer.
What do you think of when you think of the word “theology”? For me, thoughts of scholars, books, rich vocabulary, and The Knowledge of the Holy by A.W. Tozer come rushing into my head. But is theology merely scholarly work? Is the importance of it to have great outwardly knowledge? By no means! Theology is the way in which we know and express God. It influences our relationships, worldview, and our worship.
Theology is everywhere, especially in what we watch, and one of my favorite shows “Lost” is no exception. Biblical parallels and symbols can be found all over this show and one character in particular highlights our lives as believers rather well.