As much as we don’t want to admit it…our doctrines dictate just about everything we do. We look at the bible for all the answers to see what we can and cannot do. We think the bible is a magic looking glass that allows us to see into the future and know what choices we … More Love is Greater than Doctrine
I saw this video the other day and it has had me spinning in thought ever since. It asks a very relevant question that may not have been asked 200…400…or even 2000 years ago in religious circles. The reason it interested me so much is precisely that the churches I came out of were notorious … More Do Religious Leaders and Con Artists Work The Same?
It’s not easy to see that our churches can be Sunday morning country clubs…and clubs are always exclusive. Start asking questions about churches and how you view yours. … More Churches are Exclusive Tribes…and I Think We Know It
In my last article, I gave my thoughts on how Jesus did not “grasp” for relevance but knew that Love is the only true revelation of the Father. The idea is presented by Paul in Philippians 2: 1-11, but specifically verse 5 saying, “Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although … More “Grasping” for Success cannot be Confused with Love
Philippians 2:1-11 has Paul explaining what the Gospel (good news) actually looks like being lived out in the Kingdom of God through positively mimicking Jesus as he displays the true nature of the Father. Read this article to start asking your own questions about the Kenotic Love of Jesus. … More Jesus was the opposite of our churches desire to “grasp” for relevance…He was Love.
I want to continue a thought that truth is subjective and that Followers of Jesus need to see Love as the foundation of their faith…not truth. I realize that this seems controversial, but hang with me and let’s see how this comes out the other side to start good conversation with each other. I had … More Can we Redefine Love…or is it just Love?
I want to explain the Good News of Jesus Christ to my kids. However, this is a tough one. Why? Because my wife and I are on a journey ourselves that is asking a lot of big questions. Read this article to start asking your own questions on kids, church, and the good news of Jesus. … More Talking to our Kids about the Gospel – Part 2
This is the idea that no church is original, but all churches are mimicking other successful churches that are, in turn, mimicking other churches that have been successful. See the pattern? “What? How can this be? My church is amazing!” Famous words from just about everyone that goes and commits to a church. However, the reality is, … More The Copycat Church
We are in interesting times here in Christianity. There are more and more people starting to wonder if what they have been doing on Sunday mornings (along with Sunday nights, Wednesday nights, and youth nights) is really the point or pinnacle of their walk with God. The lack of relationship and community with others has … More It’s A Business….right?
I was speaking to a pastor in the not to distant past and was listening to his heart about certain issues. One thing really stood out to me that I have to admit is not a normal view for a pastor these days.