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  • Yelling (bleep) at church and other lessons about gravity

    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?

    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?

    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)

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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?

    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?

    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

    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

    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…