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 arguments that religious people are insecure sheep who use Bible … Continue reading Atheist Churches Show Human Need for Fellowship

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 of God. All humans ultimately contemplate purpose in life. Many … Continue reading The Problem of Calvin

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 Road, from Islam to Christ.  In America, we don’t know … Continue reading Book Review: Paul and Me

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 by someone along the way. Those labels don’t apply to … Continue reading God is bigger than your reality

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, whose mockery of God has harmed the cause of Christianity, … Continue reading Forgiveness: An Opportunity Presents Itself