It’s Just A Movie Folks. Watch It. Don’t Watch It. Move On.

It’s a unique month heading into Easter with 3 “religious” movies hitting the box offices:  Son of God, God’s Not Dead, and Noah.  Obviously the latter has come under scrutiny and criticism because of excessive poetic license and extra-Biblical content.  Uh oh.  Newsflash. Hollywood didn’t follow the script. A bigger travesty to me is the … More It’s Just A Movie Folks. Watch It. Don’t Watch It. Move On.

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

No Need To Fear Or Disdain Christmas…or…Yo Grinch, Steal Your Own Christmas

I’m going to admit loud and clear:  Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.  I could care less if I ever get a gift; I love giving them though. In general, I love the lights, decorations, music, traditions, shows, movies, etc.  Now saying that, I know that there are a healthy number … More No Need To Fear Or Disdain Christmas…or…Yo Grinch, Steal Your Own Christmas

“ALL People”: Are We Blessing or Blocking Them?

Who of us as Christ followers doesn’t want people in our lives to know Him?  We pray and fast, share our faith with them, sneak in a God story here and there, invite them to a special service or small group, etc.  Those “gimmicks” are usually followed by a great deal of frustration:  Why didn’t … More “ALL People”: Are We Blessing or Blocking Them?

Come Out For Love

Sitting here in my favorite coffeeshop, just pondering the cultural changes that have taken place in my lifetime.  But today in particular, I think about the struggle for identity among LGBT people, both in society and internally.  Earlier I went to the Quad to listen to some students present some of their coming out stories, … More Come Out For Love