Most people ask, “Why do bad things happen to good people?” and I’ll give you my answer on that too just for kicks and giggles. But I think the tougher question is in the title. It seems counter-productive for God to allow good things to happen to people who want nothing to do with Him. … More Why Do Good Things Happen to Bad People?
This is truly the most epic battle in history. It pales in comparison to Persians v Spartans, or Star Trek v Star Wars, or Batman v Superman. What makes this gladiator match so epic is how intertwined they are. If it wasn’t for Jesus’ Resurrection on Easter then no one would celebrate His birth at … More Easter v Christmas: Dawn of Justice
That’s the most interesting thing about Valentines Day to me. We have no idea who St. Valentine is. We know St. Nicholas gave presents to kids. We know St. Patrick was into all things Irish (although his official saint color was blue.) So why is St. Valentine associated with love, hearts, and overpriced greeting cards? … More Who the Heck is St. Valentine?!?
Did you know that you are not allowed to use the word “Superbowl” without the expressed written permission of the NFL? They want royalties I suppose and I’m sure they want to protect their brand from unwanted advertisements. Well since I make no money blogging (in fact, I had to buy my own domain name) … More I’m a Pastor and I Can Think of 4 Reasons Why the Superbowl Is More Exciting than Church
I think we have done a poor job as the Church in communicating to people about Sex. There’s been an evolution on the topic for sure. You may have remembered scare tactics and shaming when you were young and in church. Or maybe there was just a total ignoring of the topic. Many churches now … More Sex Ed vs. Abstinence vs. Purity
You’ve probably been celebrating Christmas since you were a baby and you probably think there’s nothing you don’t know about the Christmas story. There actually isn’t a whole lot written about Jesus’ birth so some of this is speculation, but I wouldn’t share it with you if I wasn’t at least 51% sure. … More The Most In-depth Blog on Christmas You Never Thought You’d Want to Read
I have a confession to make. I’m a Pastor, and I’m not that into Christmas. I know I am supposed to be super excited about Christmas, but I’m just not. Don’t misunderstand me. I love Jesus. Jesus is the best. It’s just this fake, made-up birthday party that I just feel weird about. I would … More What I Hate/Love about Christmas
This is the age-old question of science fiction. What’s more likely? Mad Max or Star Trek. Or is it more likely that it’s something in-between like Star Wars where some people have space ships and light sabers and laser blasters; while others live in sand igloos and are slaves to the ugliest creatures in the … More Terrorism, Racism, Natural Disasters: Is the Future Better or Worse?
These last few years, I’ve noticed a change in sexual acceptance. I don’t know if there’s been a change in sexual activity, but definitely acceptance. I’m specifically writing this to Christians. I don’t expect non-Christians to care what the Bible has to say. But I think I’m at least somewhat surprised at the shift in … More The New Sexual Morality
I get asked often on advice for new Believers in beginning their journey of faith. In this post I may interchange the word “new” for “young” but I’m not referring to numerical age, but rather simply referring to someone’s lack of experience in their Christian walk. I actually think Americans have some unique challenges when … More Digital Discipleship 101: The First Steps for the New American Believer to Take