Author Archives: Josh Ingram

The Main Course (An Extended Metaphor)

“For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.” (Romans 14:2) Causing a stir How do you do it? Assuming you had no fear nor hangups, how do you keep all the pots on your stove from either boiling over, or burning? Pray tell. Even as I type this, […]

Burning Up In the Atmosphere

“Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean…” (Numbers 31:23a) There are times when you feel you need something and don’t know what it is. You see a horizon and you know you want it but you don’t know what it takes to […]

The Spectrum of Idolatry part 7 An Idol Is Nothing

“Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me; There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god. I am the Lord thy God which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will […]

ReadMe

I’ll tell you what this is. This was my attempt, however naively, to prove to the world that Christianity was more than just myth for modernity. I say it’s naive because I’m only seeing it through my Postmodern lens, an eminently American and somewhat socially entitled point of view. In other words, I have freedom […]

The Third Degree

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” (1 Timothy 1:15) No kidding. A consolation I have (in my hip pocket, as it were) is that any person you see in the world is the one person for […]

That God Would Interact With Us

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” (Proverbs 19:21) Think about the ways God has revealed Himself to you. Not just “revealed” but as the title suggests “interacted”. To where you came to a present realization that the Lord of Creation was both making Himself […]

The Spectrum of Idolatry part 6 See Through

“If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and He will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.” (James 1:5 NLT) Something I’ve had trouble with my whole life is looking at other Christians as more than what they were. When once I’d witness a brother or sister in Christ striding […]

The Spectrum of Idolatry part 5 Image and Likeness

“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” (Colossians 3:3) We get God. What an amazing trade-off. If I, through the abdication of my self–the giving up of everything I’d worked so hard to attain and maintain–get something higher, I’m all for it. But it’s an act of the will […]

The Spectrum of Idolatry part 4 Example and Shadow

“For if He were on earth, He should not be a priest, seeing there are priests that offer gifts according to the law.” (Hebrews 8:4) Back up a bit to the psalms and see what the psalmist had to say regarding the outward working of inward devotion: “I will not reprove thee for thy sacrifices […]

Effluvia

“For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, then vanisheth away.” (James 4:14b) Your life isn’t effluvia, bear with me. I want to lay a groundwork for things bearing a transitory nature. Like fear and hopelessness and depression. It helps to be humble to begin with in looking at things like this. Because […]

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