The photo for this post is from Halloween 2002. I’m dressed as Anakin Skywalker, my wife is dressed as Bounty Hunter Zam Wessel. Our friends were the…… Read more “Why Christians Need Not Fear Halloween”
There are diverse approaches to defining civility. Some choose to describe what civil behavior looks like as opposed to how someone might define the word itself. Based…… Read more “Civility or courtesy?”
This week, I’m starting a new series of blogs posts entitled, The Civility Project. I will continue to write on other issues, but my intention is to…… Read more “The Civility Project: Welcome!”
We will see change not when we merely talk, advocate, lobby, demand, or offer prayers that others change. Only when we take responsibility to embody the changes we seek will anything actually change.
While I understand and agree with the call of many to pray, I would encourage praying people to become active people. As the old African Proverb says, “When you pray, move your feet.”
My purpose is to shed light on the way members of the Christian community, LGBTQ community, political community, and other concerned citizens are speaking to this issue without regard for accurate representation of data and people involved. Much of the “dialogue” has been reduced to name-calling, dirty politics, angry rhetoric, boycotts, and threats of violence.
Say what you mean.
Mean what you say.
But don’t say it mean.
Could you imagine the Lord of the Rings without the death of Gandalf? I remember reading the story for the first time and being shocked that his…… Read more “Shadows, Shawshank, and the Eucatastrophe of Holy Week”
UPDATE – March 5, 2016: There’s been a recent flurry of activity over comments made by Andy Stanley, pastor of Northpoint Community Church in Alpharetta, GA. You…… Read more “your church, my church-big church small church”
I was recently the example used by a blogger/consultant friend of mine on the topic of sermon length. He talked about me in the same paragraphs as…… Read more “Time well spent?”