Posts tagged "Christian"

Will legalism be the death of the Christian church

When it comes to talking about legalism in the church, people start to get a little squirmy, uncomfortable and even a little defensive.  We want to think that legalism is for those cults and sects like the Branch Davidians or Sciencetology. But legalism has crept in on a more subtle level and has become a... Read more »

Love Actually - What should love look like.

What is love? Is it an emotion? Is it an action?  We hear the word tossed around a lot in our culture, but do we really know the depths of what love really should look like? Though we use it to mean very different things, we only have the one word for love.  “I love... Read more »

Culture verses Christ

Let me introduce the second of my two guest bloggers today, someone I consider a true ally to the trans community.  Emily McEwan-Fujita is a former college professor with a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago. She grew up in Wheaton, Illinois and now lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in eastern Canada and... Read more »
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Struggling with obedience and listening to the Holy Spirit

How often to we really listen to that voice inside that is telling us to do something?  If we want to do it, then there is no problem.  But how often do we listen to that voice when we REALLY don’t want to do that something that little voice is telling us to do? In... Read more »

The Easter Story through the eyes of eleven men

The Easter Story through the eyes of eleven men
It’s that time of year again.  An endless supply of colored eggs, bunnies, and candies are paraded before us.  Sometime we, as Christians, don’t always see the total depth of what this week really means, the events surrounding it and the people involved.  Sometime ago, I began looking at people in and around the crucifixion... Read more »

Having a Reckless Faith; My New Years Resolution

Reckless; to do without caution or thought of consequences.  We often associate the word reckless with something negative or bad behavior.  One of the first phrases that comes to my mind is ‘reckless driving’.  But when did we, as a culture, stop using the word reckless to describe something positive? This last year was an... Read more »
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Twas the Morning of Christmas

Twas the morning of Christmas and all through the house A ruckus was a brewing that would scare a mouse. The stockings scattered there and who knows where The time for presents, soon to be here. The children yelling and screaming, nearly losing control. With smiles on their faces, hoping not for coal. Momma in... Read more »

The Power of Prayer - A Survivor's Story

This Blog is rated PG: Descriptions of Medical and Surgical conditions and procedures may not be suitable for some audiences.  YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Back in January of 2004, I was preparing for inventory with the rest of my associates where I work.  I had had mild cold like symptoms that came and went for... Read more »

What does a Prayer Life Look Like?

I have been thinking a lot about my priorities.  I have been asking a lot of questions about my prayer life.  What is a prayer life?  The Bible defines prayer as ‘talking to God’. Is it really that simple?  We just talk to God?  So a prayer life is just talking to God all of... Read more »
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National Coming Out Day

In the last couple years as I have come to know some really wonderful people, both in and out of the LGBT community, that I may never had the opportunity to get to know if I had stayed hidden with who I was.   One of those people is Allison Sweeney, a wonderful Christian transgender woman... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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