Twisted Grace and the Feral Pigs of God

by Scott Burns

Grace brings us to God. “Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. As obedient children, do not be conformed to the passions of your former ignorance, but as he who called you is holy, […]

WARNING: Be on the alert for MUJAC 

by Scott Burns

I live in the south side of Columbus and have repeatedly encountered a chronic condition since I moved to town 5 years ago. Some of its symptoms are confusion, dejection, listlessness and endless distraction. It’s a condition called MUJAC (Making Up Junk About Christ). MUJAC is the condition where a person upon hearing a few elements […]

Does Jesus Shape Your Facebook?

by Scott Burns

“Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life,” -John 6:68 (ESV) I am a Christian national, not a National christian. Christ is King and His kingdom is my true home. Until I arrive there, I sojourn in a land that I love. The sweet invitation of […]

Scouring for our Filler Treasures

by Scott Burns

In our last post, we pointed out the tragic reality of our day-to-day disconnect from spiritual reality. The issue is, that while Christ himself claims to be all-satisfying and calls us to feast upon, drink from, and delight ourselves in Him, we often show up to the feast with our bellies so full of the “white […]

The Treasure Battle

by Scott Burns

God is the Treasure—or at least, He should be. He is the one who satisfies, which is what Jesus is pointing to when He cries out to the thirsty crowd in John 7:37, “If anyone thirst, let him come to me and drink.” He is the one who, like buried treasure uncovered, or matchless jewel […]

“Pray Like This”…. Learning to pray along the Lord’s Prayer

by Scott Burns

What does it look like to pray along the Lord’s Prayer?  It means to pray in the relationship, fashion and topics Christ gave us.  The following would be some suggestions to help you pray “like this” in your daily prayer life. From Matthew 6:9-13.  Our 3 sermons on this can be heard here (pt 1, […]

Take Your Eyes Off the Road

by Ken

A few weeks ago, Beth and I were able to go visit close friends in the mountains of North Carolina.  Seriously…their cabin was snuggled in right next to the foot of Mt. Mitchell and right beside a beautiful mountain creek.  There were some sights to be seen.  I left on Sunday morning to go on […]

7 Ways Christians Jack Their Witness at Work

by Scott Burns

  1. Pushing junk that is not Jesus We use up our “voice” on other issues (politics, health, theories, rants, multilevel marketing, bigfoot) 2. Desalinizing of Christ We are less reliable, less holy, less loyal and less excellent than the Christless 3. Withholding prayer We don’t do the first and best thing we can do […]

Men…Tell Them How Cold It Was

by Scott Burns

“And you were dead in the trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1 ESV) I think men are masters of telling vivid stories to children. They tell stories of adventure, danger, and amazing things seen and experienced. Often, they embellish just a bit to make the story more vivid and suck the kids in. Yet, for some strange […]