June 18, 2013

Worldliness: Do Not Walk as the Gentiles

You should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have …

June 4, 2012

Worldliness: Don’t Walk as the Gentiles…

You should no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart; who, being past feeling, have given themselves over to lewdness, to work all uncleanness with greediness. But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have …

June 27, 2011

Sally “Used to be” a Legalist…

An Expose’ of the Legalistic Anti-Legalist:

While *true* legalism is a real issue, these days, anyone with any sort of convictions may be accused of legalism. How can an “anti-legalist” actually be a true legalist in disguise and how do they choose who goes on their hit list? Here’s my take:

Sally used to be a legalist. After being enamored with a particular teacher/preacher (whatever!), she decided she wanted to be …

November 30, 2010

Legalism: Yours, Mine, and Ours

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

Legalism has always been a real issue in the Church (and in our hearts); and likely, it will be until Christ’s return. But, lately I’ve seen the …

August 28, 2010

“One Way”

“Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all. For God will bring every work into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)

The following question is from my friend, Sarah Mae, who commented on the article, Legalism: Yours, Mine, and Ours, posted the other day. I thought I’d share our exchange here:

So, how do …

January 9, 2010

Are You Calling Me a Whitewashed Feminist?


Occasionally, I receive questions from readers that warrant a public answer. The following questions have been presented to me on several occasions, and rather than answer them all individually, which I have done thus far, I decided to answer some of them here on my blog. (Some of these answers are copy …

January 2, 2010

Legalist Hunters and the Hypocrisy that Empowers Them

Not sure where to start with this post. Something has been bothering me for a while; and, while I’m tempted to just let it spill out as it comes, it’s such an important topic, I’m hesitant. So maybe I’ll just begin with a little brainstorming and create a “real” post later.

While I agree that legalism is a dangerous problem in the Church, most of the complaints I hear of late have more to do with reactionism than they do …

June 21, 2008

Maniacs, Pharisees, and The Rest of Us

Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” George Carlin

George Carlin may have been onto something when he made this statement. Even many Christians are guilty of using this type of illogic. Christian-ese for this quote might be:

“Anybody living a life that appears more “holy” …