The Bible Is Literally True?

One of my most fertile fields for developing blog posts is in the car. Driving requires just enough concentration to quell the manic mental activity brought on by my ADHD and allows me to spend enough time on one subject to put together a coherent thought. Recently, while tooling around town, I thought about all the truly […]

What Keeps Me Awake At Night

In a recent sermon at College Park Baptist Church, pastor Michael Usey asked “What keeps you awake at night?” Then, he had us write those thoughts down on Post it notes and stick them on the wall. Afterwards, the notes were gathered and compiled for a word cloud that showed up on the following Sunday’s […]

God’s Ass

We started a new summer Sunday school session at College Park Baptist Church yesterday. Two years ago, if you’d told me I’d be happy attending a Baptist church, I’d have said you were crazy as hell. But, College Park isn’t quite like any Baptist church in my experience. That’s born out in the book we’re […]

A Dark Night Gets a Little Lighter

Yesterday was Youth Sunday at College Park Baptist Church in Greensboro, NC. As pastor Michael Usey put after the second service, it wasn’t about young people playing “big church”, it was the younger members of our family showing us how the Gospel was revealed in their lives. The lectionary text this year was Exodus 3:1-6. That may not […]

The Biblical Family

Those on the right, the ones who oppose marriage equality, have a lot to say about family. Actually, what they talk about is the biblical family, believing the Bible lays out the design for how a family should operate and what it should look like. In their minds, that is the classic nuclear family: father, mother and 2.5 kids […]

Why Didn’t You Tell Me That?

I’m going to start this with a massive understatement: Christians spend a lot of time with the Bible. It’s like our guidebook or something.  Great theological arguments are conducted over what it means, how to interpret it, whether it’s infallible or inerrant, etc.  I think we all agree the Bible is where God’s ultimate truth is revealed and that’s […]