Jesus Wants You To Buy Me A Jet

A couple of weeks ago, the head of World Changers Church International, the Right Reverend Creflo Dollar, asked his supporters to buy him a $65 million Gulfstream G650 jet. Yes, you read that right, a “pastor” (and I use that term loosely in Dollar’s case) has asked the general public to buy him an airplane. And, […]

Glitz and Glam

A couple of days ago, Terry Smith posted the following on Facebook “Sometimes “ministry” looks like sitting in an auto parts store parking lot changing out an alternator. It’s not all glitz and glam, folks. This is a truth I can attest to after just a few months hanging around Love Wins. It’s not exactly a surprising […]

Community

At Wild Goose this year, one of the things I made a point of doing is something I always do when I get the chance and that’s hang out with my pal, Hugh Hollowell. Now, if you’re around Hugh more than 5 minutes, the conversation will inevitably turn to his work and the people there. […]

An Open Letter to The United Methodist Church

Actually, this should be addressed to the Big “C” (universal) Church because the things I’m going to talk about occur in churches all over the country.  The UMC is just where I’ve encountered them on a personal level.  For the last 6-7 years, I’ve been a volunteer youth leader.  Recently, due to circumstances not entirely out of my control, I’ve stepped […]