I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!

As I sat in a converted storefront satellite church this morning, I realized that it’s Pentecost Sunday.  This is typically recognized as the birth of the Church but also the moment when Jesus baptized those in the upper room with the Holy Spirit, accompanied by mighty signs and wonders. For close to 30 years I … More I Can’t Believe You Don’t Attend A Pentecostal Church!

No Brainer, Sure Fire Way To Eradicate ISIS

Headlines this morning state “At least 45 killed in Damascus suburb bombings, ISIS claims responsibility…”  This is becoming a daily occurrence as ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, and other terrorist organizations wreak havoc across the globe. And like clockwork, our reactionary, John Wayne nature rises up, wanting the CIA wet teams and Black Ops, Navy Seals, … More No Brainer, Sure Fire Way To Eradicate ISIS

Offending the Outsiders (Or Disdaining the Damned)

Well we’ve had another interesting month in the culture wars, especially after the Grammys.  Some things I would be totally oblivious to if we didn’t have Twitter and Facebook.   Christians were up in arms over several things that took place during the awards show.  But I wonder, what good did any of the banter … More Offending the Outsiders (Or Disdaining the Damned)

New World Christianity Is Getting Old

American History.  The New World.  Explorers.  Columbus.  Coronado.  Vespucci.  Pioneers.  Industrial Revolution.  Imperialism.  War.  Civil Rights. At the outset, this is not a bash America rant.  I’m grateful that I was born in the U.S.  The freedoms, the opportunities, the resources, etc.  While “American Exceptionalism” has brought many good things into the world, we must … More New World Christianity Is Getting Old

American Christians Need To Get A Handle On What Persecution Really Is

The past couple of weeks, I’ve been making a “defense” for Christmas because several people I know were going off on the holiday season.  This has been due to the actual date of Christ’s birth, pagan origins, or consumerism. I stated in my message last Sunday that regardless of how “Christmas” started, it’s not going … More American Christians Need To Get A Handle On What Persecution Really Is