Little More Talk

There is a trend that has developed within American Christianity.The development is terrifying. What is it? The lessening of sin and dismissal of any such notion in the Bible that God deals with sinners. It seems the gospel message has become all about the love of God with the absence of any warnings and set standard which God upholds. The … Read More

Do What The Hypocrites Tell You

There is a lot of accusation today that Christians are hypocrites. There is some truth to this charge at times. After all, Christians proclaim truths that they cannot perfectly live out. In that sense, Christians are hypocrites. In that sense, everyone who has any ideals or values is a hypocrite because nobody can live out their ideals perfectly. Nobody is … Read More

The Gospel Of Sin Management

Sin is an ever-lurking, ever-consuming aspect of human existence. We sin as naturally as we breath. I am not applauding this fact, but merely stating the truth as it exists. We may want to sin less. In fact, if we are followers of Jesus, we should want to sin no more. But the way we view our sin will have … Read More

Operation Baby Bowser (Part 1)

(In the words of Sean Bowser) Why We Did It Many people don’t realize that we had a hard time getting pregnant with Amara. We had been trying for almost two years before we finally were able to conceive. In fact, at that time, after months and months of unsuccessful fertility treatments, we had been told that our only shot … Read More

No Perfect People Allowed

I have had conversations with attenders of The Journey Church who had not been around lately. In talking with them, I learned these people had been experiencing various trials and pains in their lives and all felt inclined not to come to gather with the church for worship. This concerns me. The first thing I wanted to know was whether … Read More

3 Steps To Sacrificial Giving

There are somethings we know we should do but we really struggle to do them. Things like driving the speed limit, eating broccoli, and cutting back on soda. All of these things would benefit us in some way, yet we often make excuses to get out of doing them. Giving is another of those areas we know we should do but we … Read More

Denying Gravity While Falling From The Sky

The last several weeks have been quite entertaining. Taking into consideration I am a fan of going to the symphony, getting lost in a book store, watching a dude get “Ezekiel” choked out after a sweep, and hockey, you can safely say my definition of entertainment is broad. Perhaps the better word would be “revealing.” We had the big reveal … Read More

Fighting Within Marriage

Every married couple will have arguments. There are several reasons why we fight with one another: 1. because the other one is always wrong  2. because both people are sinners 3. because both people are different from one another 4. because both people are sinners (did I mention this one already?). As a couple or married, you are different from one … Read More

Gospel Shaded Glasses

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a message that we know the world needs to hear. With the gospel message serving such a place of importance and primacy in our faith, we must become skilled in it understanding it, seeing it, and explaining it. One of the ways that we can begin to grow in our gospel understanding is to … Read More