A little after 4:00 AM Thursday morning Benjamin Curell hacked his way into the local Planned Parenthood in Bloomington, Indiana. He caused thousands of dollars in damage by smashing windows and chopping up computers and other items with an ax and throwing red paint on walls and doors. When arrested in the lobby of the building he … More It’s Not Our Fault!
Why do we hide? I find it extremely interesting that the people that seem the most honest with themselves and with others are those who are in, or have been in a drug/recovery program. One of my favorites is author Augusten Burroughs. His story “Running With Scissors” and “Dry” along with all his other memoirs take a … More Hiding
My father passed on yesterday after more than a ten-year battle with Parkinson disease. He was an industrious man, always building, fixing, or creating something, but Parkinson’s took away his ability to use his hands, and eventually his ability to move freely. He was always independent and proud, but his illness robbed him of both … More My Father…
I ended my last post with the idea that evangelicalism should adopt a new mantra, love is a facade. I say that not flippantly, or lightly, or even to mock the current Evangelical movement. My hope is that there are people within Evangelical churches today that will understand that there needs to be a change in … More Why Do I Harp On Love (pt2)
Because it is the main virtue missing in the Evangelical church today. I know that sounds harsh and unkind. I am also aware that many would dispute this by making the claim that they are active in a very loving church. To my detractors, I wish to offer you the following challenge. Identify your church … More Why Do I Harp On Love? (pt.1)
Questions… Why does it seem that EVERY TIME I write concerning unconditional love or God’s grace here or on other social media, or even have a conversation about it, someone invariably tells me that people need to hear the “truth”. And that by teaching grace and unconditional love in Jesus alone, I am encouraging/facilitating sin or … More Truth About The Truth
Are you a friend of sinners? When your life is over, will people say of you that you held to doctrinal purity, or that you loved people, all kinds of people, without judgement or condemnation? The title of this post is actually the title of song by the group Casting Crowns. I think that it … More Jesus, Friend Of Sinners
Having coffee today with my Pastor led us into a conversation concerning the Church’s inability to get along and to cooperate with each other. I left angry, not at him, since he was with object of a local mega-church snub, but angry at the constant lack of love that exists between the warring factions on … More What If We Got Along?
Growing up I learned a song, I think maybe in my elementary school years, that for some reason popped into my head a few months ago. And then the praise team at one of the churches we attend sang it a few weeks ago. So I started to ruminate about the message of that song and … More And They Will Know We Are Christians By Our…