Tag Archives: Jesus

Itching Ears

I haven’t done a blog in a while because I’ve been spending all my time studying. After what must have been a 10-year discernment process, I decided a couple of years ago to complete my education requirements for ordination. On February 17, I passed my ordination board interview and was ordained by the Evangelical Church […]

An Open Letter

An open letter to my brothers and sisters in Christ Dear fellow disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ, Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 5:9-12 that we are not to judge those outside the church, but those of us in the church are, indeed, to hold one another accountable to the teachings of scripture. Of […]

The Strongest Man I Know

One of the things I find difficult about church is it can be kind of feminine in its approach. If you think about it, much of the language we use in church certainly is not the kind of language men use when they are around each other. And I’m not talking about cussing or that […]

I’m an Intolerant Christian

One of the critiques about Christianity is that it’s intolerant. Jesus tells us in the Bible that the only way to God the Father is through him (John 14:6), meaning all the other ways people use to try to get to God are wrong. Thus every other religion is wrong and those in the Christian […]

Why Sin Still Matters

I have a buddy that doesn’t believe there is such a thing as sin. He’s an admitted pagan – which I didn’t know actually existed anymore – so it shouldn’t be surprising coming from him. But when I hear those professing to be Christians say they don’t believe in sin, or at least some things […]

Sanity Check!

A friend of mine recently asked me a question that many writers in the more fundamentalist Christian circle have been discussing for weeks: Are we at the end of times. Here’s my answer: I don’t know. In fact, I’ve never spent too much time thinking about when the end of times will be, because Jesus […]

The Love of Charleston

I don’t have a long blog to write today, in fact most of what I’m sharing is not from me, it’s from a gospel singer named Marcus Stanley who is one of the most courageous and amazing followers of Jesus you will ever know. You see, when Dylann Roof began shooting African-American parishioners attending a […]

Open Letter to Atheists and Agnostics

Dear Atheist and/or Agnostic, I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and wanted to share what’s on my mind because I think it has a significant impact on your future. For people who either don’t believe in God or don’t know if He exists you sure talk about Him a lot! Daily I can […]

Christians in a Post-Christian America

I spend considerable time staying up on current events, reading news and blogs, and generally trying to figure out where our country is headed. My wife is probably right that I spend too much time doing it because I can get pretty wrapped up in it. Last week the reputable Pew Research Center published a […]

Does Easter Matter?

For Christians, today begins the crescendo of Holy Week as we celebrate Maundy Thursday – the day Jesus ate his last meal with his disciples and was later arrested in the garden of Gethsemane; Good Friday – the day Jesus was nailed to the cross, was crucified, and died; and Easter Sunday – the day […]