I never realized how hard it was to be a part of the Church as a single adult until I went through a divorce and became one. When I worked full-time on church staffs, I honestly never thought about our programming implications for singles. We programmed for families, marrieds, even seniors but never singles. Looking … Continue reading Singling Out
The bi-annuals. That's what my brother calls them. You know them, you've seen them in your church. They are the the folks who show up twice a year, on Christmas and Easter. So as a pastor, how do you approach this opportunity to preach to a group of people that you only see these two … Continue reading Go big or go home
Here's a thought that first started while listening to a message by my pastor Scott Parrish: Does Jesus care if we are Christians? Ok, there it is...Discuss.
Those words popped up on my Twitter feed this afternoon. Check out Darrin Patrick I've spent nearly two years trying to identify the issues that plagued my life in marriage, parenthood, and ministry. One of the places I've landed? Passivity. Passivity is the tactic used by the Enemy that gets me to disconnect, to withdraw … Continue reading Passivity. Will. Kill. You.
Are you like me? By "like me" I mean, white. Are you like me? By "like me" I mean, have always gone to a mostly white church? Are you like me? By "like me" I mean, I'm no longer ok with it. What are we gonna do about the most segregated hour of the week?
- I got to spend everyday last week with my two kids and feel so blessed because of it. Constantly reminded that everyday that goes by is one less I have to invest in them. - The kids start school tomorrow and I have a responsibility to be in continuous prayer for them as Abbie … Continue reading Weekend Reflections…
Yesterday I took my kids to see "How to Train Your Dragon" in 3D. For the life of me I cannot figure out why I am just now seeing a 3D movie. It was an amazing experience. I had previously seen one 3D movie. Back in the 80's I saw Michael Jackson in "Captain Eo" … Continue reading 3D Christianity