They Loved Hope And Faith

A long time ago in a small Texas town, I worked at the nicest family owned country store. It was an old building, a bit rustic and weathered. It had a grocery section, a fresh meat counter, and a small deli that served delicious chopped beef sandwiches. Brisket was smoked outside. And local deer meat was processed into sausage. The folks I worked with were … Continue reading They Loved Hope And Faith

What Are Christians Saved From?

I tweeted a simple thing about salvation this morning, but I kinda left a good part out. It focused on basically the three stages of salvation. (I know it omits Adoption, Regeneration, etc.) Look out below; I’m quoting my own tweet! You were saved – justificationYou are being saved – sanctificationYou will be saved – glorification — Jason McFadden (@jasoncmcfadden) April 25, 2017 I did not … Continue reading What Are Christians Saved From?

Faith Or Reason? Yes!

Faith or reason is a false dichotomy. The misunderstanding is that humans usually rely on reason to navigate life, but when that proves elusive, then faith steps in to save the day. As if faith is the crutch to limp by on when our ignorance is forefront or our logic is momentarily invalid. Faith and reason go together. For God, the giver of faith, is … Continue reading Faith Or Reason? Yes!

Bumper Sticker Theology

Less Than 140 Characters I’m sure you’ve seen bumper stickers that made impactful statements, some funny, others serious. They make big statements in a small space. So they must be clever or creative, which makes them memorable. A good bumper sticker masters the art of speaking little yet saying much. One of my favorites is: “No Jesus, No Peace; Know Jesus, Know Peace.” – author … Continue reading Bumper Sticker Theology

Refresh Your Bones With Good News

Is No News Good News? News aggregation sites can be addicting. There’s always something…new. That’s why it’s called NEWs, I guess. (Yep, I figured out that one all by myself.) So if you’re like me, you know what I mean when I say how habitual it is to regularly check the news. Scroll, skim, click, open in new tab, save to Pocket, read, repeat. Ad … Continue reading Refresh Your Bones With Good News