Tag Archives: Andy Stanley

Not Again Andy Stanley!

Dang it! Andy Stanley’s at it again! A few months back he did a sermon in which he said that Christians need to “unhitch” themselves from the Old Testament. Of course, this smacks of the unbiblical idea of “New Testament” Christianity as if Jesus simply eliminated the need for the Old Testament. Well, yesterday the […]

Men, Ministry and Sexual Misconduct

The Bill Hybels sexual misconduct allegations and subsequent falling dominos at Willow Creek Community Church have spawned a number of articles, including some I’ve written! Today, I’ve seen a couple posts on Christian blogs about pastoral conduct and it has spurred me to put down my own thoughts on the matter. So, if you dare, […]

Any Flavor Christianity

My wife and I often send one another links to sermons we like. Yeah, I know, romantic, huh? But, as disciples of Jesus first and everything else second, we are committed to growing individually and together in our faith walk, and listening to messages from various people helps in that walk. We were driving back […]

Trying to Find the Loophole

I was asked an interesting question by a friend on Facebook today in response to a post I put up from Tim Keller expertly explaining why punishment in the Old Testament is not how we act today. After reading the piece, which focused a bit on the OT punishment for homosexuality versus what our response […]

What is Wrong With You People?

These past 10 days or so have been a little difficult. I have found myself in the awkward and uncomfortable position of having to correct a couple of my fellow Christians regarding their actions, which is never fun. I keep asking myself the same question: “What is wrong with these people? Why can’t they do […]

Follow Series

I just finished teaching Andy Stanley’s Follow Series in our adult Sunday school at church. The eight-week course was mind blowing, because Andy completely changes the way we should think about asking people to follow Jesus. As Andy explains, the traditional church model is “Change and then join us.” But that’s not how Jesus did […]

Loving More Understanding Less

I’m teaching from Andy Stanley’s It’s Personal series in our Sunday morning adult class and Andy was hitting on something pretty profound this week. It’s Personal is a series for non-Christians who may be seeking to learn more about the faith or for those brand new to the faith trying to figure it out. Andy […]