Category Archives: greed

“I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron

Are you a “good person”? According to Jesus the phrase, “I’m a good person,” is a stealth oxymoron. Jesus said; “No one is good–except God alone.” (Mark 10:18) In fact, Jesus calls 3 groups of people “evil” or “wicked:” 1) His … Continue reading

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A Bleak (oops, I mean “Black”) Friday Thought . . .

A Bleak (oops I mean Black) Friday Thought: We shop for stuff thinking stuff will satisfy the seeking, striving, and searching of our soul. Sadly, surrounded with stuff upon stuff, our soul still starves!

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Was Jeremiah A Holy Shock Jock?

A shock jock can be defined as:  A radio personality who uses provocative or inflammatory words to make offensive and/or controversial comments in order to get people’s attention and build ratings for his program. A modern example of a shock jock … Continue reading

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You Can’t Buy Christmas

So many people are motivated by a myth — trying desperately to purchase a Merry Christmas.  Unfortunately, this is a major misconception that we are taught by our popular culture.  Truth is — you can’t buy Christmas. You can buy … Continue reading

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11 Myths Our Culture Loves

Many people like to believe that our contemporary culture is rational and logical and is not subject to myths.  However, that just isn’t true.  Our society has many myths and gods.  Here are a few of them: Modern Myth #11 … Continue reading

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Occupy Till I Come — What The Church Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street

In Luke 19:13 of the King James Bible, Jesus says:  “Occupy till I come.”  Somehow, I don’t think “occupy” means to sit in a pew once a week and passively listen to a sermon.  “Occupy” is much more aggressive than … Continue reading

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