I’ve heard this phrase from people quite a bit over the years, “I didn’t feel fed.” I’ve heard it about churches, pastors, even myself. I find the phrase problematic for a couple reasons. First and foremost being that if you are only eating once a week on Sunday morning and expecting to ever be full, … More Your Pastor Isn’t Supposed to Feed You
If only it was for prayer… If you want Joe’s opinion (which I doubt you do, but hey, you clicked on my blog) I’ll give it in a nutshell. Players should get to do whatever they want. Owners should get to do whatever they want. The NFL should get to do whatever they want. Networks … More People Are Finally Kneeling!
Is it because God is angry at us? Was there a particular sin that one too many people committed? (Just so you know God, most Floridians don’t consider Miami as part of Florida. Their sins shouldn’t count towards the rest of ours. And most of us don’t consider central-time zone panhandlers as part of Florida … More Why God Is Bringing Hurricane Irma?
I suppose the phrases on this list aren’t like outright lies, they’re just horribly incomplete or extremely misleading. Even if I know what they are going for, I’d rather just replace them with better phrases that can catch on. So here are the phrases on today’s chopping block: “Preach the Gospel at all times, and … More “When Necessary Use Words” and Other Misleading Christian Phrases
I’ve written about Worldviews before in Worldviews Simplified So if you don’t know what I mean by Worldviews feel free to brush-up there. Now, I want to apply the discussion of worldviews by looking at how each worldview looks at the different races. This is not to say that certain worldviews are more prone to racism … More A Worldview of Racism
I’ve been around a lot of death. As a pastor, church members die pretty regularly. As a healthcare chaplain, my patients died weekly. Funerals can be a little tricky at times, balancing kind sentiments with truthfulness. I’m always fascinated by whether people seem ready or scared, and whether they want to die unexpectedly in their … More Christian Funeral Clichés
Fact – He’s real. He’s more than just a personification of evil. He is described in Scripture as a being that can be actually interacted with. He has personality and is labeled with pronouns. Fact – He is a fallen angel. He is not some other sort of being. I tend to put angels as … More Satan – Fact vs. Fiction
Just for the sake of argument we’ll call a mega-church as being greater than 1,000 people on a Sunday and we’ll call a mini-church as one smaller than 100. I don’t think one is better than another. I think they both have strengths and weaknesses. I think the goal of both is to be as … More Mega-Church vs Mini-Church
9) Noah lived a long time. He was a young lad when Adam’s Son Seth was still alive and lived all the way until Abraham (he’s kind of a big deal). No wonder it seems these ancient civilizations all have Flood narratives. They could literally go talk to their great8-grandad. 8) It took Noah … More 9 Things You Might Not Know about Noah and the Flood
I’ve found an interesting trend. I don’t know if it’s new or if my friend group has just expanded, but it does seem to be more pervasive in the Christian community. I feel like Christians are more interested in getting “a word from God” than reading the Word of God. They seem more interested in … More A word from God vs. The Word of God