Confessions of A Great Pretender

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Church, Motley Christian, PassionsLeave a Comment

For a few weeks I’ve been struggling with anger and shame. I am angry with myself because I’m so freakin’ obsessed with looking good spiritually and physically before others. I am angry at the condition of the modern evangelical church as I read about stupid, ego-driven pastors leading unaware and superficial people. The struggle becomes more intense as I reflect … Read More

Maggie and Ted Go To Church and a Revival Breaks Out. See For Yourself!

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Church, Fun Stuff, Motley ChristianLeave a Comment

Last week, Motley Christians Maggie and Ted visited 1st Holiness Pentecostal Apostolic Deliverance Love-to-all-the-people Christian Assembly and, praise to the God of all music, the spirit let loose. Wowzee!! As those youngsters say, “Killer!” They’d never seen so many kids moved by the spirit. Inspiring! Stirring! Spine Tingling! Astonishing! Before the preachin’ began, the guest musician, Jerome Lewis, really got … Read More

A Beautiful Gospel: This Presentation Will Either Upset You or Help Set You Free

Keith KettenringChristian Living, God, Motley ChristianLeave a Comment

I met Brad four years ago in Cancun, Mexico. He was there to speak to Church Resource Ministries staff on the subject of hearing God. At that time, I was with CRM and attended the conference. Though he is from Canada, (‘eh!) and pronounces words a little funny, we had many things in common. We spent time discussing theological “stuff” … Read More

Learning About (Spiritual) Blindness From a Blind Man

Keith KettenringBible Stuff, Christian Living, Motley ChristianLeave a Comment

“Was blind, but now I see,” writes John Newton (1725-1805) in the most-popular hymn, Amazing Grace. As Jesus walked near Jericho, a blind man yelled out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” People around him tried to get him to shut up. He cried out even louder, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stopped. He wanted … Read More

Mystified By The Mercy of God

Keith KettenringChristian Living, God, Motley ChristianLeave a Comment

The mercy of God is fascinating, magnificent, timely, and compelling. Mercy can be described as: God in His love and tenderness covering our unrighteousness and healing our brokenness. Mercy is most often experienced when a person is struggling in their faith while dealing with life circumstances. Yet, this is when mercy is often unrecognized. The heartaches and problems blind us … Read More

“Let Me Tell You What Jesus Means”….and Other BS (Banal Stupidity)

Keith KettenringChristian Living, Church, Motley ChristianLeave a Comment

et me apologize ahead of time. I’m ticked. A couple nights ago, I listened to a well-known international Bible teacher confidently tell me stuff about the Bible and God. Most if it was a plate full of cheesy personal opinion, shredded theologically-biased information loaded with spicy logic wrapped in a shell of warm sincerity. I like tacos, but not at every … Read More