Monthly Archives: June 2010

Being Snooty And Smug

I just got home from a business vacation with Cynthia. We went to a big city for a convention I had to attend. We spent a lot of time out shopping and having a good time. It’s been a while since I visited a big city. This one is one of the largest cities in the United States and we… Read more »

When To Confront From The Pulpit

Just a disclaimer – I’ve done what I’m about to complain about. And I was wrong to do it. In fact, it grieves me that I did it. I learned from it when I did it and hope that others won’t make the same mistake. So what exactly am I going on about? In the past two weeks, I’ve heard… Read more »

Even The Agnostic Gets It

I’ve been in counseling for about five months. I take that back. I’ve been in counseling since college on and off. But recently, since my fall, I’ve been in counseling for five months. It’s been very productive. If you’ve read my blog, you can tell I have a bunch of mixed emotions. Anger, unforgiveness, despair, depression, anxiety, and whatever the… Read more »

Forgiveness And Frustration

I had an interesting conversation today with someone who had visited Angel Falls Baptist Church before once or twice and knows a lot of people there. She also knows Cynthia and I well. We had a great talk about what “could have happened”. It was all hypothetical. By the way, I hate hypothetical. I could toss hypothetical out the door… Read more »

“I’ve Forgiven Them In My Heart”

I want to write about a statement that really, really bothers me. “I’ve forgiven ‘so and so’ in my heart.” I have heard this sentiment over and over for many years. I understand what it means. Usually, it means, “I say I forgive them, but I never really want to tell them I forgive them.” Is this true, biblical forgiveness?… Read more »

"I've Forgiven Them In My Heart"

I want to write about a statement that really, really bothers me. “I’ve forgiven ‘so and so’ in my heart.” I have heard this sentiment over and over for many years. I understand what it means. Usually, it means, “I say I forgive them, but I never really want to tell them I forgive them.” Is this true, biblical forgiveness?… Read more »

Forgiveness: Who’s Saying What?, Part 2

In my last blog, I started an article review about forgiveness and I started with secular ideas about forgiveness. Now I’d like to look at a smattering of articles from Christian writers. Please take the time to read the last blog post before reading this one. John MacArthur, in a sermon on forgiveness states that it is vital to the… Read more »

Forgiveness: Who's Saying What?, Part 2

In my last blog, I started an article review about forgiveness and I started with secular ideas about forgiveness. Now I’d like to look at a smattering of articles from Christian writers. Please take the time to read the last blog post before reading this one. John MacArthur, in a sermon on forgiveness states that it is vital to the… Read more »