Month: March 2014

  • Noah

    Yesterday, I did some writing for a lesson at church. Today, I am making an online version of the lesson for the blog. With the release of Noah, the film starring Russell Crowe, I thought it would be nice to talk about the real story instead of the Hollywood version. The web is filled with […]

  • Atheist Churches Show Human Need for Fellowship

    I’ve always said that atheism is a religion that requires a lot of faith. One of the strangest religious stories I have read in a long time has to do with the rise of atheist mega churches around the nation. It’s interesting because, in my conversations with atheists, I have often heard the straw man […]

  • No Fear, Just Move

    Recently, I was reminded of a conversation I had with a friend in college. At the time, we were just picking at each other a bit and talking about bad driving habits. Now, I see that conversation in a much different light. In a college town, you get people from all over the world and, […]

  • The Problem of Calvin

    “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” Matthew 23:37 Theology is man’s study of the divine, man’s attempt at understanding the nature […]

  • Who Are The Outsiders?

    This week, for small group, I did a study on The Outsiders. What is that? A movie? A rock group? Probably both but, in this case, it is a term used in reference to people who are outside the church. Outsiders can be atheists, agnostics, people of other religions, or Christians who do not attend […]

  • The Master’s Side

    It’s been a little over a year since our beloved Oscar passed away. He was 15-years-old when he crossed over to wiener dog heaven. Very few days pass where we don’t think of him and what a great pal he was to us and our kids. Dachshunds are not big dogs. When our kids were […]

  • My top 5 posts, so far

    This iPad plug doesn’t have anything to do with the article… I just crossed the 10,000 views threshold this morning. That sounds like a lot, but some websites get millions of hits a day. Honestly, I am just happy that someone reads my articles here. Thanks for stopping by. I never know why people read […]

  • Book Review: Paul and Me

    I met Karim Shamsi-Basha several years ago through mutual friends. At the time, I didn’t know anything about him other than he was a well respected photographer. Several years passed before I got to hear his amazing story, which you can read in his book Paul and Me: A Journey to and from the Damascus […]

  • God is bigger than your reality

    Perception is reality. I say it a lot in my public relations work, but it applies to a lot of other things too. It definitely applies to church. • Negative• Fundamentalists• Narrow-minded• Arrogant• Hypocritical• Out of touch We’ve all heard the negative comments about Christians. Whether they are fair or not, the perception was earned […]

  • Forgiveness: An Opportunity Presents Itself

    God hates figs? I read on the news this morning that hate pastor Fred Phelps may be on his death bed. A friend posted on Facebook that people should go to his funeral with signs saying “we forgive you.” At first, it sounded strange to suggest that the world should show some mercy to Phelps, […]