Eddie Swicegood ● Genesis 42:21

Do you remember sometime around the late 1990s or early 2000s someone at Meadowview stated that he realized that he was essentially only culturally a Christian and now wanted to be wholly a Christian? It is only vague in my mind, but I am wondering if it was you or someone we both know.

When I heard that publicly stated, I was seriously impressed as it took courage to state that the facade and the reality were different. It took courage to state the willingness and intent to follow Christ all the more closely.

You may also recall the 1990s when I was politically involved and even ran for US Congress. My Christian brothers would occasionally offer advice on how to do this well or why my personality might not match the role. However, I was not challenged on if the role or politics itself was in contrast with being obedient to Christ. In recent years the challenge was set before me and I have completely repented from political activity.

Please allow me, as one follower of Christ to another, to set the challenge before you, not how to be a good elder, but if the office of elder is even called for by Christ. You and I are elders because we, due to longevity on this earth, are older.

Is the institutional church simply cultural? Is it the traditions of men? The challenge is set before you and evidence from the Scripture is offered in the linked video I did some months back.

Please consider offering a reasoned loving response if I am wrong. Help this brother from a misunderstanding and do so with “all patience”.

If I am right, what would be the right thing to do? What would be right for those around you?

If I am right and ignored or silenced, such as sending the police to intimidate me as Meadowview leadership has done, then perhaps the term to use is cult. Remember Jim Jones?

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Draft and Challenge: “The Bible is true and the institutional church is a fraud”

The Kozlowski Family
Keeping the Promise ● A postcard is sent every day in unmitigated hope
Genesis 42:21 ► “when he begged us”

Friday, July 16, 2021

Jim Cross ● Genesis 42:21

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Chris Bitterman ● Genesis 42:21

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Render Caines ● Genesis 42:21

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Meadowview ● Genesis 42:21

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Covenant Presbyterian ● Genesis 42:21

Friday, July 23, 2021

George Sayour ● Genesis 42:21

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Jesse King ● Genesis 42:21

Monday, July 26, 2021

Rob Spaugh ● Genesis 42:21

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Eddie Swicegood ● Genesis 42:21

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Roger Wheeler ● Genesis 42:21

Thursday, July 29, 2021

John Hargett ● Genesis 42:21

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Andy Clemmer ● Genesis 42:21

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Richard Jones ● Genesis 42:21

Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ken Kuhn ● Genesis 42:21

Friday, August 6, 2021

Taylor Howsmon ● Genesis 42:21

Monday, August 9, 2021

Lindegren ● Genesis 42:21

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Chris Bitterman ● All Hail the Whistleblower

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Tim Phelps ● Genesis 42:21

Recent Voicemails
1Co 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ. We are weak, but you are strong. You are held in honor, but we in disrepute. To the present hour we hunger and thirst, we are poorly dressed and buffeted and homeless, and we labor, working with our own hands. When reviled, we bless; when persecuted, we endure; when slandered, we entreat. We have become, and are still, like the scum of the world, the refuse of all things.

Friday, December 1, 2023

Call attempt #1,846 – Day 2,648 – 6 Days – Back Operational

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Call attempt #1,845 – Day 2,647 – Dorothy-Jane – 7 Days – Moved

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Call attempt #1,844 – Day 2,646 – Jim Cross – 8 Days – Exiting Cleveland

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Call attempt #1,843 – Day 2,645 – ErikaLeigh – 10 Days – Greenway 4.9MPH

Monday, November 27, 2023

Call attempt #1,842 – Day 2,644 – George – 11 Days – Reunions

Saturday, November 25, 2023

ErikaLeigh ● Your dad loves you!

Friday, November 24, 2023

Call attempt #1,841 – Day 2,641 – Miss Lillian – 8 Days – The Voice of John

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Call attempt #1,840 – Day 2,640 – No Postcard – 9 Days – Packing

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Call attempt #1,839 – Day 2,639 – Postcard to Jim Cross – 16 Days – An effort toward reconciliation – “Suckered by Encryption” – Reviving ShofarLeaks

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Call attempt #1,838 – Day 2,638 – Postcard to Dorothy-Jane – 17 Days – An email

Monday, November 20, 2023

Call attempt #1,837 – Day 2,637 – Postcard to George – 18 Days – For me to live is Christ

Saturday, November 18, 2023

George ● Less than 3 weeks

Important Videos

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Keeping the Promise

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Mother's Prayer -- Happy Mother’s Day

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

An effort toward reconciliation - “Suckered by Encryption” - Reviving ShofarLeaks

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Marriage Defined and a Commitment Beyond

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Creation Story – Slightly Embellished by a Man in Love

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Postcard Reconciliation

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Draft of “The Bible is true and the institutional church is a fraud”