God Has a Plan?

I hear this all the time. All too often, though, I can’t help but think “Really? God has a plan? You could’ve fooled me.” Most recently, that thought came to mind as news reports began to come in about Typhoon Haiyan. Early projections put the death toll in the Philippines alone as high as 10,000. […]

Broken?

Over the weekend, Mark Sandlin (pastor and author of The God Article) posted the following Facebook status: Christianity has it wrong. We are not broken. We are not fallen. We are not flawed. We are simply fragile. We are beautifully distractible. We are self-invested because of love but that love also gives us a slight […]

“Cracker” vs…, Well, You Know

As a result of the Paula Deen scandal, offensive words are in the news these days. One of those words is cracker. It appears that some white folks are as offended by that word as African-Americans are by the word nigger. Quite a few progressive folks find that laughable. But, is it really? In a […]

Rethinking Grace

This morning, I read an excerpt of Phillip Yancey’s book “Church: Why Bother” where he told a story about going to an AA meeting with a friend. The man told Yancey he thought he would like the meeting because it was a snapshot of what the early church must have looked like. The man also […]

Emperor Jesus?

I have a confession to make: I’m less than comfortable with the phrase “Kingdom of God”. In fact, I almost break out in a rash every time I hear it. And, don’t even think about what happens when I use it myself. That also includes phrases like “Lord”, “King of Kings” and all that other […]