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June 13, 2016

There’s a law called the Law of the Harvest. It’s a simple, yet powerful spiritual principle that goes like this: you reap what you sow, you reap more than what you sow, and you reap later than when you sow. Often, this law is applied in the negative, like with sin, which means that a sin will beget more sin and then that sin will bite you in the butt later on – bad. But consider what this could mean in the positive if, instead of sin, what was sown isRead More

June 7, 2016

There’s a song by Kirk Franklin that came out some time back with a lyric in it that goes, “Church taught me how to shout and how to speak in tongues, but Preacher teach me how to live when the tongue is done!”  That same sentiment isn’t just true for Kirk Franklin. Others could re-state that lyric this way – “Church taught me my catechism when I was young, but Priest teach me how to live when the liturgy is done” or “Church taught me how to pray the prayer to get to heaven, but Pastor teach me how to live on earth when I finish my profession.”  And that’s the problem.Read More

May 31, 2016

I know that most of us have been pre-programmed by our denominational traditions to commit spiritual fratricide. We even believe we’re pleasing to God when we do. You know what I mean. We determine who’s in and who’s out, who’s made the Christian cut or not, by what denominational label they wear, and basically, if they don’t wear our label, well, then, they’re out or at least suspect. God help us. We decryRead More