I heard a story recently, about a mother who died in the Japan earthquake. She was found by a rescue team leader, dead inside the rubble. The wall of the house had collapsed on her, like so many other earthquake victims. The team began to move on, but the leader felt prompted to check again. … More Love is “Selfish”
Mega-churches. Tiny Churches. Denominations. “Non” Denominations. Emergent churches. Traditional churches. Conferences, buildings, rituals, dress codes, books, blogs. Christian Movies. Christian Dating. Christian Music. Christian Jewelry. Christian T-shirts. It’s like a Christian all-you-can-eat buffet, just waiting to give you a spiritual tummy-ache. If you would, turn off your Christian radio for just a minute. Stop surfing the web for … More The Forgotten Christianity
Imagine driving down a country freeway. You look out the window as you pass a rusty, half broken down trailer, being slowly eaten away by the weather. If you are like me, this moment fills with delight as you stare into the beauty of Jesus right there on the side of that road, rusting away. What? … More Jesus Looks Like Old, Rusty Metal Trailers
I believe a lot of things that are wrong, and so do you! The good news is, God uses this for our good. You may have heard it said that it’s impossible for two people to ever read the same book, or that you never read the same book twice, and it’s true. Every person … More Why Wrong Theology Works
Somewhere in our minds, we all believe it’s wrong to be broken. We see weakness as a weakness. The only problem is this goes against the very nature of God. See, we were made in God’s image, and Jesus Himself was broken. We are made new in Christ, and what the first Adam lost is bought … More Beautiful Brokenness, Life Giving Weakness
There is a lie that many Christians believe. It goes something like this: Wanting to be happy is a sin. Of course no one comes out and says it, but pay attention– you can feel it in the room. The pastor that makes you feel guilty for enjoying a nice dinner when children are dying … More Happiness is the Point!
Maybe it’s always been like this. Maybe it’s a conspiracy that keeps the rich and powerful religious leaders in their high places. Maybe we are just following what we’re told, the mantras passed on to us from Christians before us. But whatever it is, there is a serious problem. No one asks questions. Worse than that, … More Question Everything