Shaken, Not Stirred

James Bond was describing his favorite vodka martini but he could have been thinking of American churches in 2016.  We have been shaken by the godless revolution that has turned social values on their heads and has forbidden the Bible as superstition and hate speech.  But we have not been stirred to repentance or even … More Shaken, Not Stirred

Prayer is a B_ _ch

The strangest thing: no one has ever asked me, “Pastor, could you please teach me how to pray?”  That’s crazy because I’m frequently asked to teach people how to study the Bible, how to share their faith, how to fast, how to prepare a sermon, even how to find their spiritual gifts.  Despite the fact … More Prayer is a B_ _ch

Naked Church

In the morning you say “There will be a storm, for the sky is red and threatening.”  Do you know how to read the signs of the sky, and yet cannot discern the signs of the times? One of my all-time favorite movies is The Ghost and The Darkness (1996.)  A big game hunter named … More Naked Church

Trust Your Gut

The Bible says the heart is deceitful.  That might explain why you and I pay so much attention to that useful pump, yet think nothing of the versatile stomach which works overtime constantly.  Your heart pauses to rest after every beat. But when does the belly catch a break in an American culture where people … More Trust Your Gut