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)

“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?

Embracing Obscurity?

If I were to ask people to look at the above picture and ask what they see, most would say:  a painting, the evening sky, tree roots, evergreens, rocks, a hill… Would anyone notice what’s actually holding up the painting…an easel? We’ve heard of the Mona Lisa by Leonardo Da Vinci or Starry Night by … More Embracing Obscurity?

G0d C0u1d Car3 L355 Ab0ut 0ur Pr3c10u5 Numb3r5

We live in the land of opportunity and in our capitalist, free market society, we rely on competition, ingenuity, and resolve to get us to the top.  Unfortunately, this has become the drive of many of our congregations, ministries, conferences, and books.  We’ll give you the keys to fill your pews, increase your income, and … More G0d C0u1d Car3 L355 Ab0ut 0ur Pr3c10u5 Numb3r5