I am a Christian and I like writing about Christian things every now and then. My writing about Christianity is not hellfire and brimstone, nor do I try to impose my beliefs on others.

You Do Not Have to Give Ten Percent!

My friend (who shall remain nameless) told me a story about a church he went to. The pastor explained rather matter-of-factly to anybody within hearing distance that people are required to give ten percent. The reason is because the Bible says to. Huh?

I’ve already beaten this horse to death, but I’ve thought of a few more arguments why the tithe (or 10%) is an irrelevant amount to give.

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Final Destination and Cheating Death

I finally got around to watching the third installment in the ‘Final Destination’ series. For those who haven’t seen the movies, the plots more-or-less center around a group of people who have cheated death. Since death doesn’t like to be cheated, it comes back for each person one by one.

The movies are gory, shocking, and sometimes disgusting in the ways that they show how people die.

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A Captured Moment in Time

Have you ever heard a song on the radio and thought about how happy the song was? Or, perhaps you thought about how depressing the song was?

I found myself shaking my head when I heard a really up-beat love song and thought to myself, “Yeah… That feeling won’t last.” As I further contemplated my thoughts, I realized that the song had captured a “feeling”, or a moment in time, and was sharing it with me.

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If I Were to Go Back in Time, I'd be Miserable

The New Year is always a time to reflect upon what one has accomplished, what one has yet to do, and what one has wished he hadn’t done.

During one cold, snowy evening, I found myself contemplating what I would do if I were to return back to fourteen years of age knowing what I know now. I fantasized about righting my wrongs, and avoiding the girls I should have avoided.

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Pastors and Public Speaking

One of the more prominent figures in a church is that of the pastor. The pastor is essentially the chairman of the board of directors, where the church elders make up the remaining members. Regardless of how a particular church has formed its government, the pastor is the public face of the organization. One of the reasons (besides Biblical) the pastor is at the fore-front is because week-in and week-out, the pastor has to get in front of hundreds of people and preach a sermon.

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Christianity and Fitness – Finding a Facility

Please read the previous article in the Christianity and Fitness series: Getting off of the Couch.

I’ve moved a lot in my life. Looking back, it seems that one of the hardest things to find is a new church. Finding a church is difficult because there are so many flavors. Some of the choices include: traditional, conservative, contemporary, non-denominational, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, pentecostal, and Bible churches.

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I'm Glad I Don't Know the Future

I was discussing among friends various prayer needs. I was surprised how many of the needs revolved around cancer, sickness, child rebellion, and burn-out. As the prayer needs were being discussed, I thought to myself that I was glad I didn’t know what was in store for me in the future.

Say, for example, that I am going to be diagnosed with cancer in two months.

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Christianity and Fitness – Getting off of the Couch

When I think back to the reasons I began working out again, it all boils down to convenience. There simply was no reason for me not to work out. I have a workout facility in the same building I work in, and the workout facility is free. However, as convenient it was for me to work out again, I find myself still coming up with excuses not to go.

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