Author Archives: Mel Wild

About Mel Wild

God's favorite (and so are you), a son and a father, happily married to the same beautiful woman for 37 years. We have three incredible adult children. My passion is pursuing the Father's heart in Christ and giving it away to others. My favorite pastime is being iconoclastic and trailblazing the depths of God's grace. I'm also senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Wisconsin.

The sticky thing about right and wrong

One does not need to see the horrific scenes of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to be reminded that the world is not as it should be. It’s far more subtle. It’s ubiquitous yet unseen, tragic yet strangely expected…it’s so…self-reflective. … Continue reading

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Love has a name

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NLT) 9 This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his only Son into the world to give us life through him. … Continue reading

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Are we becoming more secular?

According to secular evangelists, religion and Christianity is shrinking in the world and secularization is growing. I also hear this all the time from militant anti-theists, as if it were true. Recently, a Huffington Post article by secularist professor, Phil … Continue reading

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The Tragic Flaw

Whenever I tell an atheist or skeptic that God didn’t kill Jesus but we did, they get all riled up, usually saying things like,“I wasn’t there 2,000 years ago…don’t blame me!”  Of course, you weren’t there and, no, I’m not … Continue reading

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The Answer to Religion is Living Water

Jesus’ meeting with the Samaritan woman at the well is the perfect confrontation between religion and the transforming power of Christ. As I’ve quoted Robert Capon many times before, Jesus did not come to start a new religion; He came … Continue reading

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Wrecked

I will be out of town for a few days so I thought I would post this song by Sarrah Willhite (WorshipMob) before I go. I love the title because it explains what happened to me when I finally accepted Jesus’ … Continue reading

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About Following Christ

I get asked from time to time by atheists and skeptics why I make a distinction between following Christ and Christianity, or religion. To be clear, I do consider myself a Christian. The problem is that it’s a loaded word … Continue reading

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