Concretized Christianity

Practical Application of the Word of God

How to Spin a Sermon

I recently heard a sermon that frustrated me beyond words and that broke my heart because it demonstrated how corrupted and polluted, in general, we whom God has chosen at … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

An Important Lesson from I Kings 13 for You and Me as Christians Today

We are told in Hebrews 4:12 that “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and … Continue reading

February 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Relevance of the Book of Judges to Us as Christians Today

The bleak truth about most people who claim to be Christians today is that their foundation of belief is mainly built on what mere mortals like themselves say and do … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Caveats of a Primary Focus on Fellowship for Christians

More and more among Christians, the emphasis is on fellowshipping – I recently heard two statements about a sizable Christian gathering that specifically said the main reason people were there was … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Why the Old Testament is So Important to Us as Christians

Many people who claim to be Christians dismiss the Old Testament as physical and being null and void with the first coming of Jesus Christ and the new covenant being … Continue reading

January 1, 2016 · 3 Comments

What Do We As Christians Depend On For Knowledge, Understanding, and Truth?

Technology, in our modern society, is, as it has always been, both a blessing and a curse, depending on its place in our lives. As with our own ideas and … Continue reading

December 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

All You Need Is Love – Or Is It?

Christianity, in general, is in love with the concept of love. It is seen as the one thing that is the key to being a Christian. We hear it rehearsed … Continue reading

December 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Appearance of Evil – 2015

“Abstain from all appearance of evil.” I Thessalonians 5:22 I often am puzzled at how much disconnect there is, at times, among us as Christians between what we say we believe … Continue reading

December 10, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Treachery of Christians

In Psalm 41 and Psalm 55, among many of David’s most heartfelt and anguished prayers to God during times of deep distress and agonizing trials, David laments the additional burden … Continue reading

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christians Should Always Be Thankful

We live in an ungrateful world. Much of humanity’s ingratitude comes from an attitude of entitlement that has been created and fed by an abundance of stuff and the relatively-easy … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Two of Satan’s Devices: Inciting Humanity Against Itself and Ignorance

As I skimmed social media sites late last night after the terrorist attacks in Paris on November 13, 2015, I was dismayed, as usual, at the preponderance of hate, blame, … Continue reading

November 15, 2015 · 4 Comments

Christians Must Be Both Broken and Unbroken

It seems to me that we don’t often do the full analysis and comparison and contrast of God’s word as it applies to each of us as Christians that should … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

What Do We as Christians Deem As Most Important in Obeying God?

As Christians, we should immediately see what’s wrong with the question asked in the title of this post. But do we? If not, then hopefully this post – in answering … Continue reading

November 6, 2015 · 3 Comments

Christians and the Emerging Redux of the Middle Ages

Several years ago, I read a book – The Vanishing Word: The Veneration of Visual Imagery in the Post-Modern World, by Arthur W. Hunt III – that made a lasting impression … Continue reading

October 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Death Should Be A Teacher

Another saint in the ekklesia finished his race early yesterday morning. Perhaps several saints finished their race yesterday as well, but the saint I’m referring to is one I knew … Continue reading

September 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Practical Christianity: What Walking the Walk Looks Like – Pt. 2

In “Practical Christianity: Walking the Walk – Pt. 1,” we looked at how we in the ekklesia often fall into the same “Who is my neighbor?” skewed and wrong thinking … Continue reading

September 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Practical Christianity: What Walking the Walk Looks Like – Pt. 1

It never ceases to amaze me how we, the ekklesia, very often veer far away from the simplicity of scripture when it comes to what our practical Christian walk in … Continue reading

September 13, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Jazz Age Roots of Modern Religious Organizations – Part 3

In “The Jazz Age Roots of Modern Religious Organizations – Part 1,” we discussed the origins, in the 1920’s, of modern religious organizations. In “The Jazz Age Roots of Modern … Continue reading

September 6, 2015 · 5 Comments

God’s Expectation of The Net Effect of the Feast of Tabernacles on Us

When we give instructions to somebody, we expect them to follow all the instructions, including all the steps we included, that we gave them. Halfway, sort of, almost, or somewhat … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Heart of the Matter: Platitudes, Attitudes, and Condemnation Among Christians

I have discussed this subject before in “Talebearing, Gossip, Criticism, and Condemnation in the 21st Century,” “Ignorance, Labeling, and Concretized Christianity,” and “When Christians Treat Other Christians the Way Job’s … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

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