Why Men Love A Christmas Story

Why Men Love A Christmas Story

There’s no denying that A Christmas Story is a cultural phenomenon. The movie gets played in marathon fashion on Christmas Day and has to be one of the most quoted films in American history. Example… every single time I see the word “FRAGILE”...
5 Things That Are Not So Wrong with the Church

5 Things That Are Not So Wrong with the Church

Because of my role as an Editor and Online Community Facilitator, I’m exposed to a very wide variety of thinking within the modern church. I read blogs by the reformed, the missional, the fundamental, the emerging, the evangelical, and the conservative points of...
11 Christian Gift Ideas from the Christian Gift Store

11 Christian Gift Ideas from the Christian Gift Store

Where would our society be without Christian gift stores? They used to be called bookstores, but the real revenue is in the gifts, the trinkets, and the $5 upsells at the register. By not shopping in regular gift stores, this industry helps us change the world and...
It's Getting Crazy for Pastors and Politics

It's Getting Crazy for Pastors and Politics

I’m a Pastor. It’s my calling. It’s my privilege. The word “pastor” is an old word that means shepherd, from the Greek, poimen. My role is to do two things: lead the flock, spiritually and directionally, as we communally obey...
Science: One More Thing You Don't Have to Fear

Science: One More Thing You Don't Have to Fear

I believe in God. And I believe in science. I believe what the Bible says about creation. And I believe in what science reveals about nature. Good science and good faith are consistent with each other and co-exist peacefully. In our current cultural conundrum, we seem...
Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

Am I a Muslim Lover? Oh, I Do Hope So!

In addition to being a church planter and pastor, I’m also an editor and an online community facilitator for a global ministry to pastors and church leaders. So I often have to deal with hateful comments on the Facebook pages I help to manage. It’s sad,...
From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

From Aleppo to Arkansas, Little Boys are Precious

Perhaps you’ve seen the picture of Omran Daqneesh, the five-year-old little boy pulled from the rubble and placed into an ambulance, following an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. I stared at the photo for a long time. And I watched the footage – just barely...
We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

We Need a Clearer Vision of Our Multi-Colored World

I grew up in the 1980’s and early 90’s. I remember President Ronald Reagan addressing the nation, the launch of MTV, and using an antenna switch on my tube-style television so I could play my Atari. For some of you, I’m really old. But for many of...
We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious

We Still Don't Get It… Human Life is Precious

Just after the Supreme Court’s ruling striking down Texas’ laws restricting abortions, I posted a simple status update about all human life being precious… “All human life is precious. ‘You alone created my inner being. You knitted...
At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

At Least 10 Things Great Churches Are FOR

Is it just me, or has the Internet and social media seemingly been flooded lately by a whole lot of vocal people expressing just how many things they’re against? There’s a culture war going on, and it isn’t just the right versus the left. Society...

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