How to Doubt Your Faith (part 1 of 5)

How to Doubt Your Faith (part 1 of 5)

“God is just an invention that humans created to deal with the harsh realities of the world.”  Those were the words of my sociology professor my first semester of my sophomore year of college.   He embodied all that you would expect from a tenured scholar.  He was a towering man donning elbow patches on … Continue reading

The Sin of Sodom…

The Sin of Sodom…

What is the sin of Sodom and Gomorrah? You may think you know the answer to this question. The lesson we have been taught in (most) churches, and have seen proudly proclaimed by the protestors of Westboro Baptist is this: sexual perversion. No doubt God’s destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah was finally provoked by a … Continue reading

I Love Donald Trump

I Love Donald Trump

This isn’t click-bait (a provocative title to get you to visit my blog).  This needs to be said.  Donald Trump has been made in the image of God and Jesus requires me (and you) to love him. This needs to be said because of the most recent news about Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropping … Continue reading

Ideas Matter.

Ideas Matter.

What is this pictured here? Without hesitation, you would say grass.  If not, you’re stupid (just kidding).  If you did say grass, I’d say you are correct.  No tricks here.  But, let’s think about this a bit more. You’ve never had experience of this particular grass (neither have I).  In fact, you don’t know where … Continue reading

Unsuccessful Life & Ministry, pt. 1

Unsuccessful Life & Ministry, pt. 1

Last week, I posed a question about what success is in ministry.  This question is hugely important.  If we aren’t clear on what the goal is, we will miss it every time.  In my own reflections, I suspect that success in ministry (and in life) may feel like failure. In the garden of Eden we … Continue reading

Success in Ministry

Success in Ministry

I’m beginning to gather thoughts on “success in ministry,” and would love to hear some unfiltered, raw, honest responses to the question “What is success in Christian Church ministry?”  I’d love to hear the perspectives of regular church-goers, pastors, professors, unchurched, non-Christians and anyone who might be interested in responding. What are you waiting for? … Continue reading