Jim Wright is a church sower, public but unassuming, thinker, mentor, teacher, local church elder, motivated by redemption, foe of tyrants, friend of the dispossessed, retired international attorney, entrepreneur, former private pilot, and so-so bass fisherman.
Marianne is a retired public school teacher, private but strong, heart, skilled counselor, knows deep intimacy with God, a comfort to others in the Lord, wise, motivated by mercy but has strong resolve, gardener, and a bridge to healing for many.
Together, we have been part of a community of simple, participatory fellowships for many years in our own home county - some of which we helped start.
Our blogs and devotionals spring from firm roots in those local fellowships.
BTW–have you had a chance to check out “The Problem with Christ?”
I bought it on Amazon, but haven’t finished reading it. It has provoked me to do some independent research, which seems to confirm that “christos” (the Greek word translated “Christ”) would have been understood, when the NT was written, as indicating Kingship – i.e., one anointed as King. That has been provoking some of my recent posts! We want Jesus as all sorts of things, but seldom as sovereign King over our lives, our sensibilities, and our own autonomy. The buddy-buddy concept of Jesus being pushed today is so tragic. Yes, I have a relationship with Him – but on His terms!
Thank you Jim, it blesses me to hear that. I am anxious to hear what you think after you read the last chapter. That is where the rubber meets the road. 😉
The Burger King Jesus song:
Hold the dealing
Hold the changng
I am sick of rearranging
Alk I ask is that you let me do it my way!
So true. It is not the disbelief in God that is going to send people to Hell (99% really believe that there is a God), it will be the unwillingness to submit their will to him.
Sometimes I meet nonbelievers who have a better grip on this than some believers, which would make me think it is a self-deception rather than a satanic deception, not that it matters.
Either way, it is a deception.
So, its ok to buy and sell teachings? sounds like Burger King to me…Sounds like having it your way…Want fries with that strangled meat and leavened bread? How about a coke, its so much sweeter to taste than water…