When’s the last time, as an adult, you paid attention at a kids birthday party? A youngin’ not your own? As grown ups, we aren’t found as frequently on the trampolines that can bounce us into a major knee surgery. We aren’t hanging from obstacles and giggling over the 1,200 calorie slice of cake dressed […]
Studying the Final Things, the End Times, and the Eschaton can get confusing. So much jargon, spooky scenarios—an Anti-Christ, 666, stars falling from the sky, etc.—and so many charts. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Did you know I host a podcast on writing? I never thought anyone else would listen to it. But, you guys, I’m so encouraged by the emails and tweets, and even handshakes at conferences, from listeners. Thanks for listening. You are the reason I keep it going.
Bullies are the worst. When I see a kid being picked on by a bully, I barge in and confront the punk—even if it’s at the Chick-fil-a playground. (Yes, I really did confront a bully in the playground.) Church bullies are just as sinister. I can’t stand it.
“‘Teacher,’ they said to him, ‘this woman was caught in the act of committing adultery. In the law Moses commanded us to stone such women. So what do you say?’” (John 8:4–5 CSB) The Bible Belt often presents a Jesus that is foreign to the faith once for all delivered to the saints. One of the […]
When a pastor, professor, or friend in the church falls from sexual sin, does it make a sound? Yes. And it’s louder than when a tree falls.
Who doesn’t love a lengthy list of difficult to pronounce names? I’m sure the genealogies sprinkled throughout the Old Testament are some of the most precious parts of the Bible to you. And I bet you’ve never passed over them in your Bible reading or in a sermon series. Record scratch Who am I kidding? […]
Book |bo͝ok| noun A written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers. A book is much more than pages chained together. A book is a portal to another dimension. A book is a life jacket in the storm. A book is a conduit for transformation. So, […]
Ministry titles abound in the church today. Student Pastor. Children’s Pastor. Creative Environment Pastor (No idea). Senior Pastor and Worship Pastor are pretty standard fair on the leadership page of a church’s site. And what is also becoming standard is the willy-nilly way people use the word pastor. I don’t think we should put Pastor […]