Church used to be about preaching about a literal Heaven, a literal Hell, sin and repentance. Hellfire and brimstone came from that pulpit! That pastor, that shepherd, did what a … Continue reading The Traditional vs. the Contemporary
If you ask most people to describe a typical pastor, they’ll use words such as compassionate, caring, understanding and non-combative. Rarely will you hear the words such as angry, combative, … Continue reading Politics, Current Events and Sermons
This has been a subject on my mind for awhile now, but then there came that video from the San Francisco Gay Men’s choir and then, just other day, there … Continue reading Whose Job Is It To Teach Morality?
I love when God sends me down rabbit holes while I’m in scripture. During this particular session, I started in Psalm 14, because my wife and I have been separately … Continue reading Going Down The Scripture Rabbit Hole
It’s funny, but a minister I know, wrote about this very subject this week – and I’ve felt the need to talk about it here. The good news is that … Continue reading The Good News and The Bad News
Ever since Christians were kids, Good Friday was the day that was put aside to mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. It’s the Friday before Easter – which is the … Continue reading So When Was Jesus Really Crucified?
Hate: It’s a word that’s bandied about so much today, that it’s destined to become like so many other words – irrelevant. But it’s an important word – one that … Continue reading Who Do You Hate Today?
I’m going to write about this a bit, and then give you a message from the archives. Let me start with scripture: The apostle Peter is considered a great leader … Continue reading When The Light Meets Darkness
I posted the title of this message on my Facebook page, and it was met with some head scratching. It’s so fitting today though. Let me explain a bit. You … Continue reading Beware The Christian Leader – Who Doesn’t Walk With A Limp
Those who know me, know that I’m not a person who beats around the bush. I’m very direct and will say what’s on my mind. When most people think of a pastor, they think of a kindly man who gives a nice, uplifting sermon on Sunday mornings, will give you kind words of counsel when you need them – a generally nice person to be around.
You’re a parent, and your little darling is melting down at the supermarket because you won’t let them have candy. Do you discipline the child, or do you let the … Continue reading Judge Not? Really?
I’m gonna say things in this post, that need to be said. Many won’t like what I’m about to say, and may want to do me harm – but this … Continue reading Do Black Lives Really Matter?