During our service a few weeks ago, I was passing the offering basket over to my wife, when I heard the sound of change dropping to the floor. Pennies and dimes bouncing and clanging, not in tune with the song the band had begun to sing. As a few of us were trying to get … Continue reading Jesus Loves the Little Churches
I remember walking into youth group that Wednesday night around a decade ago. I was so excited about the evening’s upcoming events. As a church, we had been advertising this night heavily, encouraged on multiple occasions to make sure we invite our friends to be a part of what we were doing. There was more … Continue reading Is Inviting People to Church Enough?
Even the God-less need a house of worship. Tennesseeans will gather for Preds games, and atheists will plan a Sunday morning service, because in our core we all feel the twinge to belong. Continue reading Predators Hockey, and The Church
As I watched the electoral votes climb for Donald Trump into the wee hours of November 9th, I sat in amazement over the coverage, with one word on my mind. How? I remember sitting in the kitchen of my in-laws house, waking up that morning to news in mid-June of 2015 that Donald Trump was … Continue reading Post-Election Repentance
Last week we came to grips with the reality of our homelessness in this world, yet our sense of belonging to the family of God. We are adopted sons and daughters, this is true; yet we wait to go Home. So we are pilgrims on the journey. Peter calls us “sojourners” and “exiles” in his … Continue reading The Homeless Evangelical (Part 2)
In a recent interview with CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, captured the essence of the 2016 election and the Christian dilemma in less than ten words: “There are a lot of Evangelicals who feel homeless.” Don’t you? For the first time in my adult life, I feel like … Continue reading The Homeless Evangelical
People have fallen into a foolish habit of speaking of orthodoxy as something heavy, humdrum, and safe. There never was anything so perilous or so exciting as orthodoxy…It was the equilibrium of a man behind madly rushing horses, seeming to stoop this way and to sway that, yet in every attitude having the grace of … Continue reading G.K. Chesterton’s “Unsafe Orthodoxy”