We are fed by feeding
Yelling (bleep) at church and other lessons about gravity
We’re all human and sometimes we blurt out words…
Rapture Teaching: Is it Harming the Church?
Can we spend too much time looking at the end times stories and waste the time were were supposed to spend bearing fruit?
What is Fasting?
There is a saying in business circles that serves as a warning against doing business with people solely based on an appearance of faith. There are several colorful iterations of the saying but it basically says if you want a bad experience, pick up that business card with the cross or fish on it. Putting…
Kicking The Dog (or how to say you’re sorry)
I watched a sermon online over the weekend that reminded me of a saying from my years in Biblical counseling. Apologies don’t contain conditional language. In the sermon, which I can’t find now, the pastor mentioned four types of apologies from a source he’d studied. For the sake of explanation, and because I can’t find…
Climbing our pedestals
Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Philippians 2:3 I read a tweet recently which asked why so many churches of a certain background were so attracted to narcissist leaders. I won’t mention the particular background in question but I did…
Perception is a bad measure of reality
I’ve been really busy the last few months. I’m not complaining. I love the people I work with and love the people we serve even more. Still, it’s good to have a moment to contemplate life. My mind is usually buzzing with a dozen different ideas at once, so contemplation, that moment where God says…
A Bunch of Things About Truth
I’ve been really busy the last few months and I haven’t written anything here or on any of my other blogs. I have written some articles for work but I’ve neglected these periodic online head cleanses and I have missed them. Blaming it on being busy is really not a good excuse. Except for when…
Emails from the Great Beyond
Since I haven’t written in a while, here’s a few stories, loosely linked together, contemplating our mortality. Exciting topic, right? Every culture has its own way of honoring those who have passed away but I am reminded of a few verses of scripture from Ecclesiastes talking about the futility of it all. I covered some…
What is the best Bible?
I have a lot of great memories gained from growing up in church. Some things, however, brought me brief moments of terror as a child but I can laugh about them now. I can remember the pastor at our Baptist church calling on men in the congregation to lead prayer. For several years, I thought…
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
Among other things, my job involves leading foreign mission teams. Specifically, I travel to Uganda, Africa. If you want to go, message me in the comments at the end of this article. Leading a mission team is tricky. For one thing, people don’t always understand why they are going on a mission trip. We don’t…
A Christmas Letter
Time can get away from you. As we near the end of a most untraditional year, here’s a chance to revive a holiday tradition—the Christmas Letter. People have always sent holiday greetings but the Christmas Letter, as far as I can tell, became somewhat of a tradition in the 1950s. The format is simple. The…
Gentle whispers and burning bushes
Several years ago, I got asked to speak at a church on the topic of giving. Of all people, I don’t know how they could have picked me. I had not made a big gift. I didn’t even give regularly. I stressed over what to say. On a good day, I am not a great…