The good news is that people who love Jesus don’t hate gay men and women. We love em! Sadly, we love em to death. We promise not to judge, we tell them about Jesus, and then we go away and leave them just standing there, beaten and dying slowly. Everybody knows what Romans 1 says … More Left for Dead @ Church
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 There is another tsunami of rage sweeping your way. Lately, it feels like we live and breathe in a sea of outrage, disgust, fury, … More #Resist
One of my favorite “true” stories is certifiably true. I had wondered about it over the years but I never managed to find any evidence for or against. Then recently it was confirmed by Snopes.com. How do you explain this? The choir at West Side Baptist Church met religiously for rehearsal on Wednesday evenings at 7:20. So … More Do You Believe in Miracles?
One particular verse of Scripture has been pinging around in my brain for weeks now. Proverbs 19:17 promises, “Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.” This verse is figurative, of course, because no one can literally loan money to God. He already owns it … More 5 Ways to Help the Less Fortunate
Jesus never went to political demonstrations. Protests happened all the time in Jerusalem and many of the causes were just; but Jesus never marched against anything. Spiritual leaders I highly respect are calling on churches across the USA to organize civil disobedience if Rome- I mean, the Supreme Court- decrees that same-sex marriage is the … More WWJND
I have a friend who insists, “An apology is generally nothing more than a way to make an offender feel better!’ In 21st Century America that may be true more often than not. But a genuine apology can serve a useful purpose: it’s the first step in resolving a conflict and correcting a destructive habit. … More Five Reasons it’s Not an Apology
Have you noticed nobody ever mentions peer pressure anymore? Not that long ago, people worried that “bad company corrupts good morals,” and hoped to find some positive peer pressure for their kids. Negative peer pressure was blamed for all kinds of bad behavior, particularly among adolescents. But I don’t think that’s true anymore. These days, … More Drowned Out by the Thundering Herd