My 1 Corinthians 6:12 Challenge (or Joe’s 7 Deadly Sins)

Well, I’ve settled on it.  I’m going to embark on one of the tougher challenges of my life.  I’ve hiked 100 miles in 10 days.  This will be harder.  I completed a Doctoral Program in less than 24 months with 2 jobs, a wife, and a kid.  This will be harder. Over the next 7 … More My 1 Corinthians 6:12 Challenge (or Joe’s 7 Deadly Sins)

Growing in a Desert

Have you ever felt like God isn’t listening?  Like He was distant?  Your head tells you that He’s always there or at least right around the corner, but your heart is screaming, “Where the heck is God?”  I’m going to call this a desert – a spiritual desert. Now there are several possibilities here for why … More Growing in a Desert

The Scouts – this Eagle Scout’s Opinion on the Good, the Bad, and the Neutral of Admitting Girls into the BSA

Well, the Boy Scouts are no longer going to be Boy Scouts.  The official title I believe is now Scouts of the BSA which Definitely Doesn’t Stand for Boy Scouts of America (or something like that.) This is a little outside the normal social issues I tackle but I think there’s crossover.  First, Boy Scouts does … More The Scouts – this Eagle Scout’s Opinion on the Good, the Bad, and the Neutral of Admitting Girls into the BSA

Churches Should Stop Charging Money for Easter Egg Hunts and Other Outreach Events

I’m not here to throw shade (as the kids used to say in 2017, but now they act like no one has said that since the 1940’s), but I am going to share my thoughts. I don’t like when churches charge money for outreach events like Easter Egg hunts and I don’t even like when … More Churches Should Stop Charging Money for Easter Egg Hunts and Other Outreach Events

Is Stress a Sin?

Stats say about 80% of Americans report feeling stressed. These numbers generally go up and up year after year. With all our technology designed to free up more and more time we have simply added more and more “necessities” to our life. I guess before we really get started on trying to figure out if … More Is Stress a Sin?