Concretized Christianity

Practical Application of the Word of God

Is Our Foundation Spiritual or Physical?

In the wake of COVID-19, there are many things that have come to the surface within the church of God corporate organizations, the people they’ve placed in leadership positions, and … Continue reading

June 29, 2020 · 2 Comments

Privilege and the Churches of God

If you ever hear II Timothy 3:1-5 read during a sermon on the Sabbath, you will hear it followed by the assertion that it refers to “the world,” to “others,” … Continue reading

May 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

Thoughts on Passover 2020 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

For the first time, for many church of God members, each of us will be observing the Passover in 2020 at home, without a minister present, only, if we’re married … Continue reading

April 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Kingdom of God is Not Eating and Drinking

Among the ekklesia, a disturbing trend has been developing over the last 15 years or so. Physical food, instead of spiritual food, has become the focus of assembling together. What began … Continue reading

July 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Prison or Freedom: Which Way Will We Go?

  As we come out of Passover, the Night of Vigil, and the Days of Unleavened Bread, we are, spiritually, once again, at a crossroad that is similar to the … Continue reading

April 28, 2019 · 1 Comment

Could Jesus Christ Have Sinned?

The first time I heard this question, I was sitting in the back row of a congregation of about 50 or so people. Of the people who answered, I was … Continue reading

March 17, 2019 · 4 Comments

What Makes Something True or Untrue?

Do you hate what God hates? Is what is an abomination to God an abomination to you? Do you ever really think about whether your life – your everyday life … Continue reading

November 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

My Way, Someone Else’s Way, or God’s Way

Someone I know very well is facing a potentially-serious health situation. The cause was predictable, but also preventable, but this person ignored the risks and made choices that made this … Continue reading

November 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Richness, Fullness, and Depth of Psalm 119

In the current iteration of the COG organizations, the general movement – there are exceptions in every one of the church of God organizations, so this is not true of … Continue reading

August 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Who is This That Darkens Counsel By Words Without Knowledge?

I have recently completed another study of the book of Job and, in its totality, what happens here resonated with me in a completely different way than any time I’ve … Continue reading

May 13, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Blame Game

We humans seem to be hardwired to, by default, lay the blame for anything we don’t want to take responsibility for or be accountable for – our attitudes, our motives, … Continue reading

March 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

An Important Aspect of How We Could Be Taking the Passover in an Unworthy Manner

  As Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread rapidly approach, it is fitting to consider the deeper aspect of how we take the Passover and go into the Days of Unleavened … Continue reading

March 20, 2018 · 2 Comments

The Supreme Importance of Following God’s Word Instead of the Words of Humans – Even Fellow Members of the Ekklesia

I will continue to remind us all that the Bible – all of it – is an internal document given to the people God is working with at any given … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Survey of the Kings of Judah Who Followed God with Caveats

We in the ekklesia have been led astray by the well-worn and deeply-entrenched viewpoint, preached by the church of God organizations, that the Old Testament either applies to Old Testament … Continue reading

February 8, 2018 · 3 Comments

Rejecting the Food That God Provides

Studying the word of God and critically and deeply thinking about its application to you and me is a vital part of how we grow in spiritual maturity. No matter … Continue reading

December 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

Do We Choose or Decide When We Die?

It has been disconcerting to me to hear members of the body of Christ, who presumably are abiding in the word of God, make statements about death (suicides excluded, which … Continue reading

December 5, 2017 · 1 Comment

Churches of God Lexicon

There is, within the churches of God, a unique lexicon that is so familiar to the ekklesia that most of us have never really thought about whether the lexicon and … Continue reading

September 29, 2017 · 2 Comments

Who Has Bewitched You?

Unlike many of the sermons we now hear in the organizational churches of God, where the words and/or writing of mere mortals like ourselves predominate the messages (instead of the … Continue reading

August 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

Prove ALL Things: The Beginning and End is the Word of God In Everything

  Should we as Christians just go with the flow, trusting and following people in appointed leadership positions (this does not necessarily mean they have been chosen by God, although … Continue reading

July 10, 2017 · Leave a comment


The ability to discern between what is true, what is almost true (breaks the 9th commandment) and what is completely untrue (also breaks the 9th commandment) seems to be disappearing … Continue reading

June 13, 2017 · 1 Comment

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