Tag Archives: Jesus

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, […]

Enemy Territory

If Satan is the prince of this world (2 Corinthians 4:4), then we Christians live in enemy territory! Certainly, God is sovereign, Jesus has won the war, and it is, indeed, “Finished!” But I liken our lives to the end of World War II. After the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest, there […]

Bearing Good Fruit

Jesus talked funny. Whether he was telling stories, sharing wisdom via parables, or using simile, metaphor, or allegory, Jesus said things in ways that may be difficult with which to connect for today’s readers. Yet, we know that his approach really resonated with the people of His time. I think that’s why sometimes church language […]

Grace Without Truth

I have a friend on Facebook who posted this today: “I was having conversation with one of my dearest friends earlier tonight over dinner when we got on the light topic of abortion (lol). If I actually had time, I would seriously consider bringing gifts once a month to all abortion clinics. I would hand […]

Feelings or Faith?

I made someone mad again. It seems that upsetting people is my super power! In my defense, though, nothing I ever say is mean-spirited, derogatory or untrue – and I did apologize. But I have a way of saying things that are what leadership gurus today would call “Emotionally Unintelligent.” I remember when I worked […]

News Flash: Lying is Bad!

I have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. One the one hand, I love having news feeds from my favorite sports teams, seeing funny memes from my military veteran pages, seeing all the animal videos, and keeping up with my friends and family. On the other hand, all the political crap is just outrageous and makes […]

Evil Emboldened

I was having breakfast this morning with my accountability partner and we were talking about world events, including the shooting in Las Vegas. My buddy made the comment that it seems as if evil is more prevalent today than he remembers in the past. What crossed my mind was this: “As the Christian church is […]