At the time I’m writing this, I’m lying down with a cat in my arms. It makes me think about life. You might have heard it said: The dog thinks, “They feed me, shelter me and love me—they must be God”, while the cat thinks, “They feed me, shelter me and love me—I must be God.” It makes me think about the clear parallell to this life, and two major attitudes it can be lived from. Continue reading
I loved Lego when I grew up! Or… let me correct that sentence. I love Lego! However you view it, Lego is a brilliant creation; it stimulates your creativity and grows thy brains. But have you ever thought about the connection between Lego and prayer? I know one thing that would have any serious kid on their knees praying. When you lack one tiny little part of the creation you’re building—you know exactly what you need. You picture it in your mind—and it is nowhere to be found. Continue reading
Countless people think Christianity is just another religion. Make the confessions, do some alterations to your way of living and there you go—you are now a Christian. You’re the editor of your own image—remove a pimple there, straighten out a wrinkle here, stretch the neck a few inches so you look like something you’re not. It could not be further from the true heart of original Christianity. Continue reading
Always when you write or speak of God’s acceptance of everyone, no matter what—also called grace—there are two reactions. There are those with high moral standards who starts talking of how we are to elevate good deeds and not talk too much about God’s love for sinners—that might make people comfortable living low lives. On the other hand we have those who cry their amen’s out loud, for they finally have someone who leaves them alone in their mess, and won’t confront it. These views are two ditches on the sides of a road we aren’t even meant to walk on. The truth is found somewhere entirely else.
There are few Scandinavian Christians who have missed what is going on right now. It is quite a bit of turbulence in the Swedish church’s flight through history right now. Am I one to comment on what has happened? No, not at all. But I know what I will do about everything. I know I am just an average person. I know that my opinion is just a drop in the ocean of all others’. I have decided just what to do. Continue reading
The word perverted might sound strong. Some of you associate it with crazy, twisted rapists and everything on that side of the scale. So it seems fitting to start this post with defining that word, just so we are on the same page, so here we go: pər-vûr′tĭd = “Deviating from what is considered right and correct”.
It was the one mistake you were supposed not to do. Jesus Christ was being led to the cross, while Peter, red eyed and in tears, was seeking solitude in the forest. He had done the one thing one should not do.