Manna, Meat, and Money  (An appeal for a less self-indulged and more Christ-centered Christianity) Part 1 of 5ish

I don’t want to come across as a self-appointed spokesman for the Church or be mean spirited in my assessment of what I observe in our Christian family. But those of you who know me will notice right off that this is one of my more in-your-face essays, so if you were looking for something …

How To Know If You’re A Legalist (Three tests and a test case) Part 2 of 4

In part 1 I said there are three factors to consider in measuring our legalistic tendencies: rules, reasons, and resources. We covered the rules factor and now we're on to the other two factors... The reasons… The second factor in diagnosing the legalistic disease has to do with our reasons for obedience to certain laws. …