Christian Complacency Thrives in Multiple Locations

Shockingly, Mark Driscoll is back on the evangelical news radar. While this is no surprise to anyone, it is getting tiresome. Evangelicals devote far too much time to “All Things Mark Driscoll”. In fact, I’m thinking of buying that as a domain name right now, so that I can sell it later as a retirement … Continue reading

Whereas Real Love Happens in the Middle of the Storms

Last weekend, I had the privilege of a fun evening with a family in our church, where we took advantage of their new Karaoke Channel on Uverse. Unfortunately, my “privilege” was everyone else’s pain. I definitely have a chorus voice My old friend and I turned back to a song from that oh-so-classic 80s group, … Continue reading

Whereas an Educated Pastor Is not a “Dangerous” Thing

It has become the new fad in various Christian circles to declare that seminary/divinity school is a waste of time. I even follow a guy on Twitter who runs a podcast and blog called Seminary Dropout (@beardonbike). It’s definitively not an anti-seminary website, but it’s also no accident that it’s a catchy title and hash tag … Continue reading

What I Learned on My Summer Vacation

Ah, yes, one of the great joys of summer is the time-honored tradition of the family vacation. It’s tolerable-to-good when it’s your immediate family, but adding the extended family creates an entirely new element. Imagine our hesitation when we found out that this year’s family vacation would include a family that is only our family … Continue reading

Why Thursday Matters

Yesterday was the Thursday before Easter, and most of the Christian world has some idea what that means. It’s known as Maundy Thursday, from a word originally designating the washing of the feet of the poor on this day, in the spirit of Jesus’ washing the feet of His disciples in John’s Gospel. Christians know it … Continue reading