Horoscope Hijinks

What’s your sign, man? Horoscopes used to play an important role in my relationships–especially with women.. This was during my prodigal son romp through my recently divorced mid-life wilderness.  When I became interested in a woman, the first place I went was Linda Goodman’s book Sun Signs to see if the woman and I would be horoscopicly […]

3 steps to end hatred

We can’t heal hate until we admit we hate.

Are you in or are you out?

When it comes to belonging to Jesus, we’re either all in or all out.

“I’m sorry”–now a “Christian” cliche

So is, “I made an error in judgment” and “I misspoke” and “I made a mistake”  These are all standard responses from politicians to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. We understand that. Most times, however, when we hear politicians use these clichés, they follow their admissions with the disclaimer, “But, I’m only human.” I […]

Thou shalt love the Lord how much?

“Love the Lord your God with some of your heart and with a little of your soul and with a bit of your strength and with most of your mind.” Luke 10:27. Is that what Jesus said was the greatest commandment? To love God with some of your heart? A little of your soul? A […]

3 things Vacation Bible School taught me

Vacation Bible School always teaches me, as well as precious children in our community, about Jesus.

When we see The Father for the first time

How will we react when we see God for the first time?

How do we get right with God?

Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin. But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ […]

God’s free gift of grace, to me, is. . .

Books about God’s grace and what it means and what it will do abound.   Sometimes I like to boil complex topics down into chunks my simple mind can digest. God’s free gift of grace, to me, is . . . Outright Undeserved Totally sufficient Exclusively God’s Eternal Universal–available to all Indiscriminate Spiritually given Spiritually […]

God answered critical Tucson prayer.

God answered our prayers for taking care of our family.

Are you a Sea of Galilee or Dead Sea believer?

What kind of believer do you think you are? The Jordan River rolls through the Middle East for more than 150 miles. The river flows through the Sea of Galilee between Israel and the West Bank on the West, and Jordan and the Golan Heights on the East. Then it empties into the Dead Sea. Where […]

“Christian” is a lousy adjective

A Jewish lady answered a knock at her door. The young man asked her if she wanted her house painted. It needed painting, so she took his card. She noticed a fish symbol on the card and asked him what it meant. “It means I’m a Christian painter,” he said. In my opinion, calling yourself […]

The Struggle In Today’s Church

How would you like your eggs today, over-easy, scrambled, fried, sunny-side up, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, poached, or shirred?? How about your steak; rare, medium rare, medium, medium well, or well done?? Choice of potatoes? This sounds like questions for a meal in a restaurant right? Can you relate the above questions to today’s Church?

What’s your WQ–Winning Quotient?

God picks winners. God picked you. You’re a winner. God doesn’t make mistakes.

How do we know the one true Church?

The post, The Church can not be separated from the State sparked a few interesting reader comments. Seems I “mis-wrote” (See footnote 1 below) my thoughts. So here’s a stab at clarification. Several comments seemed to suggest I didn’t adequately explain what I believe THE Church is. If you look up “church” in your Merriam Webster you’ll find a […]

Baskin Robins Christianity

In 1945 two brothers-in-law opened the first Baskin-Robbins ice cream shop in Pasadena, California. They sold 31 flavors, one for each day of the month. Since then the iconic dessert giant boast 7,500 stores worldwide and have created more than 1,000 unique flavors of ice cream. Christianity seems to have adopted the Baskin-Robbins business model. […]

Whole lotta shoutin’ goin’ on

I’ve never understood shouting. I can count the times on one hand I’ve ever shouted. I’m not saying I’m a choir boy (well, as a matter of fact I am–but not a shouting choir boy). I have close family who have been shouters. I’ve known people who were shouters. Maybe one reason I don’t like shouting […]

God Bless Atheists This Christmas

Many Atheists are good people and are entitled to believe what they will.

We can’t end racism, stop abortion or save the world for Jesus.

Jesus told us to love one another. “Another” means all those we meet and know.

Sharing scars

Sharing our scars helps us and others heal and give encouragement.

What is the church doing about mental illness?

What can you do to serve families struggling with mental illness.

I’m okay. You’re okay. It’s okay. Okay?

Everything’s really not okay in the church today.

Potluck religious stew

Is the church today eating at the wrong table?

Go ahead! Take God for granted

Is it acceptable to take God for granted? Of course it is.

How to argue with an atheist

Why do atheists spend so much time talking about God if they don’t believe in Him?

Some encouraging words

I need to read some encouraging words today. How about you?

Today I found an uplifting, positive blog

The world is not all bad, and this blog I found proves it.

Letter to Millennials from the Frustrated Church

Millennials are increasingly leaving the church. Why? And what can the church do?

Sometimes helping loved ones grow up is painful.

Sometimes we have to quit enabling our loved ones and help them grow up by kicking them out.

What a beautiful attitude!

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could have this attitude every day in every? way?

Dear Mom, I missed you yesterday

I missed being with my mom in church yesterday. I can’t believe it’s been 11 years since Jesus took her home to be with Him.

It’s Friday. But Sunday’s Comin’

It’s Friday. But Sunday’s comin’!

I’ve decided I don’t like “Easter”

Let’s not call it “Easter”. Let’s say, “Happy Resurrection Day”.

Anger is one letter short of Danger

By Dr. John Ed Mathison Executive Director John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries I was preaching in a revival February 28 – March 1, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Eufaula.  Dr. Ken Bush has invited me every third year for the past 18 years.  Jay Wolf at First Baptist in Montgomery also goes regularly.  I […]

Is Tolerance In The Bible?

Jesus did not teach tolerance. He was long-suffering and taught us to love those who might think or believe differently from us.

What’s A Christian To Do?

Who do you trust today and why?

“Down With Christmas” Post Comments

I’m so grateful for comments I receive from readers.