Language matters. Language communicates ideas and ideas matter. Language can convey love or hate, hope or fear. Language matters. Anytime I talk “politics” I always want to preface where I’m coming from. Let me try to share without using labels. I think government should let me do whatever I want as long as I don’t … More The Language of Conservatives and Liberals
This is a guide for people who want to stop. I don’t know what statistics I want to believe. Ballpark guess, if you grew up with a computer (i.e. under 35), I think 95% of men were addicted to pornography at some point, and I guess probably about 25% of women. I’m no expert on … More Step-by-Step to Overcoming a Porn Addiction
There’s only 2 ways for a Pastor to get on the evening news – a sex scandal or a money scandal. (If you feed a 100,000 homeless people or cure cancer you might make the religious section of your towns second biggest newspaper.) I’ll deal with avoiding sex scandals some other time. Oh wait, I … More Why Pastors Should Never Touch Church Money
I think we take the idea of having the faith of a child to mean that we just have to believe whatever someone tells us. We just need to have the faith of a child. Children believe that storks brings babies, that a fat guy can fit down a chimney, and that if you give … More What My Kids Taught Me about Having the Faith of a Child?
The word hope is used almost 150 times in the Bible. It’s a common theme. I think it’s also sometimes misapplied today. In Romans 5 we read, “we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint.” As I head down … More There’s Always Hope… but Hope in What?
Yes. Yes it is. What do I mean by that you ask? Well, let’s think about how Religions of yester-year operated (and certainly some today.) 1) Dogmatic Teachings 2) Make All the Money You Can 3) Rule Politics to Rule through Fear 4) Publically Ridicule Dissenters 5) Excommunicate Heretics Well, what about … More Is New Science Acting Like Old Religion?
No. (Sorry for the click bait headline. Think how often I’ll do that if I actually got paid by advertisers.) But, how much more intense would the pre-game analysis be if the “experts” and former players were risking their lives with every pick. That’s must see TV. I guess they’d have an in-memoriam section from … More Does the Bible Say We Should Kill Those that Predict the SuperBowl Wrong?
Jesus is beyond a super hero. Super hero’s are limited by our imaginations. Jesus is not. If His miracles recorded in the Bible aren’t clues enough. He can do anything. Here’s just some of what his miracles reveal: He can change the molecular composition of objects, duplicate matter, eliminate pathogens, repair dead tissue, alter his … More Why Does Jesus Use People to Accomplish His Will?
When did “Follow Me” become follow me? Didn’t Jesus invite us into his life? So why are we inviting him into ours? Aren’t we lost? Aren’t we astray? Wasn’t the point of His coming to rescue us? Didn’t Jesus already endure this fallen world? Does He have to do it again, but with us … More When did Follow Me become follow me?
I don’t know how to say “farewell” to President Obama. I’m going to try to be as honest as I can (which probably will mean everyone will disagree with me.) I’m confused about how to feel about President Obama. I listened to a lot of talk radio and they warned me that “Obummer” was going … More A Confused Farewell for President Obama