Manna, Meat, and Money (An appeal for a less self-indulged and more Christ-centered Christianity) Part 3 of 5ish

We're comparing the simple manna that God provided in the wilderness with the demand of God's people for meat. "But now we have lost our appetite; we never see anything but this manna!…We detest this miserable food!” I suggest that you at least scan the previous Parts 1 and 2. Meat and the American dream “I …

Manna, Meat, and Money (An appeal for a less self-indulged and more Christ-centered Christianity) Part 2 of 5ish

In Part 1, we focused on “manna” and the “hard teaching” that only Jesus can live like Jesus, yet if we’ll take him in, he will live like himself in us! It’s only “hard” because we want to have something to do with it, something we can take credit for in our pilgrimage. His “yoke …

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 …