Church Shouldn’t Be a Trial

For those of you who are new here, I used to be a Methodist. I’ve written about UMC extensively, sometimes complimentary, sometimes not. Today is not going to be complimentary. Last year, I gave up my membership and cut ties with UMC as an organization after the general conference when the church voted to continue its […]

Was Jesus a Racist?

Yesterday, I read a most interesting blog post. In it, David Henson said that Jesus made a racist comment. He was speaking of a story related by Mark 7:24-29 (also related in Matthew 15:21-28), where Jesus told the Syro-Phoenician woman “The children have to be fed first. It isn’t right to take the children’s bread and toss […]

A New Series: How Jesus Changed the World

A while back, I read an article on Huffington Post titled “Six Surprising Ways Jesus Changed the World” by John Ortberg. Brother Ortberg covered all this ground in one article. I, however, never miss a chance to milk a subject for all it’s worth. So, for the next six days, I’m going to write about these […]

Bad Things Happen

I have to tell you, I struggled mightily over whether or not to write this particular entry. I always have a hard time writing about people I know. Even when it’s good, I feel like I’m invading their space. When it’s not so good, like this time, I agonize over it because I don’t want to use someone else’s pain for my own […]

Things You Never Hear In Church

There’s a list that’s made the rounds for quite a while called the Top Ten Things You Never Hear In Church. It’s yet another case of Christians stealing something from pop culture and using it for evangelism. Only this time it’s actually funny and it even makes you think. And, not even about how lame the […]