Some kid at Bible camp ran up behind my son, Jadon, and slapped him on the back of the neck. I guess he wanted to take on the biggest guy in the cabin. Jadon whirled around, narrowed his eyes and growled. The kid, immediately regretting his decision, resorted to playing the Jesus card, “Now, now, … Continue reading DDWJWD (Don’t Do What Jesus Would Do) – Series Intro
Back when I was one of approximately four people going to heaven, I used to knock on doors to let others know. I didn’t really care that much if they accepted what I had to say; I just knew that in addition to conforming to every “command, example, and necessary inference”¹ in the Bible, I … Continue reading My Pragma Ran Over My Dogma
"Hey, you're dressed queer."I look over. The speaker is an elderly man, mid-70s I'd guess. He is tall and thin and is wearing of those caps that cabbies wore in movies from the Forties. "You're dressed queer," he snarls. "Why you dressed so queer." I have on my usual fringes, and, for good measure, have … Continue reading The Bible on the Bible
If we agree that Ephesians 2:1-3 describes the lost state and then say that Romans 7 describes the common Christian experience, then we imply that the gospel produces no significant practical results.
We're told that Donald Trump is a "baby Christian" and that we should not judge him. A person needn't have a particular understanding of "Christianese" nor must they attain some sort of religious performance before I'll acknowledge them as a brother in Christ. We are all in process. And yet I can't accept that Donald … Continue reading Wee Little Man
I've had several conversations with atheists and agnostics regarding the existence of the God of the Bible. After all is said and very little done, their objections almost always come down to disbelief in a character who would create moral beings knowing they would sin and then cause them to suffer eternally for sinning. They … Continue reading Hell? No!
I just reblogged a post on Islamophobia. I agree with the facts related in the post and with the contention that many people fail to call out the misdeeds of Muslims out of fear of backlash or worse. However, I would not say that Islam is ultimately to blame for the evils committed by some … Continue reading Strategic Planning
For anyone who's tired of spinning plates, Jesus will give you effortless productivity - AKA rest. Time Management
In Bill Hybels' book, Just Walk Across the Room, he challenges his readers to write out their faith story in 100 words or less. Here is my 105-word attempt: As a young person I dreamed of growing up to become a doctor. Then, I saw a "20/20" special on successful people who had attempted suicide. … Continue reading Testimony
Conflict need never hinder the progress of the gospel. This message unpacks the way the early church dealt with three types of conflict in three different ways all with the same result. Resolution in Conflict