What Face Does Jesus Make When You Pray?

I haven’t talked about this yet, but I am going to. My excitement about a particular comic book cover was too much, I just had to talk about this first before I got to the many other things I want to talk about.

It is a cover for an upcoming issue of the controversial Second Coming comic book, and I love the facial expression Jesus is making in it. When I first saw it, I spend minutes just looking over the art. (I love comics, what can I say?)

As I looked at it more and more, I found myself wondering,

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If Church Yesterday Was All About Revelation, RUN!

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Okay, that may be a bit dramatic. But you really need to start thinking about some things.

There are times and places to talk about the apocalyptic book of Revelation. Usually, church is a safe place. It could be from the pulpit, the minister, or from a teacher at a bible study of some kind.

HOWEVER…

If the only thing that you have been hearing lately are sermons about Revelation, or bible studies about the end times…it may be time to reconsider where you congregate. Continue reading “If Church Yesterday Was All About Revelation, RUN!”

Lessons About God’s Blessings From Elijah and the Ravens

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Think about it.

The food came from somewhere. God had the ravens find food, a blessing that Elijah had no problem receiving.

Where did it come from?

And why was Elijah okay with that? Continue reading “Lessons About God’s Blessings From Elijah and the Ravens”

Another Update!

Hey everyone!

I realize that it has been a while since I’ve shared anything, but that can happen with a big move and lots to sort out.

The good news; we are 85% unpacked and our new routine is almost down pat. That means more (and regular) posts are on their way.

I’m sorry I haven’t been here, but I am thankful for those of you that have stuck around. For those of you that are new to Christian Thought Sandbox, welcome! And be ready for lots of content to come.

Thank you all again. See you in the comment section.

The Ecological Message In The Story of The Boy That Cried Wolf

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Everyone knows the story of The Boy That Cried Wolf, but we have missed a significant message buried within.

A shepherd boy mistakenly believes that a wolf is coming to kill his sheep and the people of the town, so he cries out in the night all their worst fears.

“Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!”

But the wolf didn’t come.

The towns folk are annoyed but they let it slide.

It happens again.

The boy mistakenly believes the wolf is coming to satisfy it’s ravenous hunger. He flees to the town screaming.

“Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!”

But the wolf didn’t come.

The towns folk are frustrated, determined that the shepherd boy is lying to get a ruse out of the poor people. They decide they will never listen to him again.

Then the wolf does come.

The shepherd boy, with all his cries and warnings, is unheard. The “Wolf! Wolf! Wolf!” is not heeded.

The sheep, the boy, the towns folk are devoured.

We tell that story, and we tend to attach a very specific moral lesson on the end: the importance of telling the truth. No one will believe you if you keep saying something that isn’t true.

An admiral moral lesson to be sure, but far from the only one. There is another lesson to be learned, one that Christians need to pay attention to.

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We Are At War

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It is easy to get lost in the rote of everyday life. But we mustn’t.

There is nothing routine or average or mundane about our lives. Even the simplest things have the power to cause cosmic problems.

We are at war.

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When Are The Holy Moments?

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We all want to take part in a “holy moment”.

You know what I’m talking about. Those brief seconds where the heavens open, the glorious sunshine cascades over you as a symbol of your connection with God, and something spectacular happens.

Who doesn’t want that?

We all (secretly) dream of God speaking to us that way, or showing up in the middle of a Sunday service, or answering our prayers that way. We all want those “holy moments”.

The problem is, we don’t realize they happen all the time.

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