Welcome to Leaving LaodiceaThe Survival Manual for the Coming Underground Church
When Jesus says He is the Good Shepherd (John 10:11) what does He mean? What makes a shepherd of the sheep, maybe even a faithful shepherd, a good shepherd? What characteristics or innate virtue qualifies them to be a Good Shepherd? The answer is simple: Jesus said,...read more
Our experience may indicate otherwise, but the default setting for the Christian can be found in John 10:10 where Jesus said, "I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly." Did you get that? Jesus came to give us life and to give it...read more
As 2014 draws slowly to a close, I am once again reminded of our greatest need as individual Christians and as the church: Revival! "And what is revival?" you ask. According to the Evangelical Dictionary of World Missions, revival is: "the work of the Holy Spirit in...read more
Today, as I was reading the Scriptures, I found myself drawn to the 16th chapter of Leviticus, to the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, and the elaborate ceremony God established whereby Israel found atonement and forgiveness for their sins. It's a fascinating chapter...read more
What happens when God decides to interrupt your life? What happens when He offers to change your plans or to rearrange your priorities? Do we joyfully embrace His divine interruptions or do we gripe and complain and run in the opposite direction? When God offers us...read more
Hidden Reefs Shipwrecked Faith from a Shipwrecked Church Reflections on the book of Jude Chapter Three The Blessings of Slavery Jude, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus...read more
When we consider the Christmas season and the celebration of the birth of the Lord Jesus we often focus on Mary and Joseph, or the Magi and their three gifts, or maybe the lowly shepherds and the heavenly host singing "Glory to God in the highest"— to the exclusion of...read more
In John 10 Jesus begins to speak, point-blank and unashamedly, to the sins and hypocrisy of the Pharisees and the other members of the Industrial Religious Complex of His day. And in doing so He introduces a strange cast of characters and idioms that must be...read more
At the beginning of Paul's' first missionary journey, right after John Mark deserted them (Acts 13:13) and shamefully returned to Jerusalem, Paul and Barnabas entered Antioch in Pisidia and began to preach in the local synagogue. During his first major sermon, as he...read more
The cherished and beloved 23rd Psalm begins with both a statement and a promise. The statement: The Lord is my shepherd. And the promise: I shall not want. It seems like the rest of the Psalm simply elaborates on this wonderful promise. For example, I will not...read more
Something About Us
This is a collection of the many questions I have struggled with and the answers I have found regarding the relationship between authentic faith in Christ and much of what is portrayed today as Biblical Christianity. Especially with the coming darkness looming over all of us, including the church.
Come with me. It should be a wild ride!
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