The more I’ve thought about it, the more I realize a correlation between pastors and doctors. It’s no mistake that Jesus said, I have come for the sick, not the healthy. I mean, Jesus didn’t say anything by mistake, but my point is that he knew and still knows the struggle is real. It’s real… Continue reading you don’t really want a pastor, do you?
If you spend any time in Christian circles, which I assume you do if you’re reading/following a blog like mine, you may have heard a bit about the recent “culture war” with the LGBTQ community. That may be an understatement. In some circles it’s an all-out war, while others take a more stealth approach. In… Continue reading a word on identity
Tis the season to be busy. And tired. And tapped out. And overwhelmed. And sad. And disappointed. And broke. We settle for happy. We settle for shtuff from Stuffmart to replace the empty places on our shelves, maybe alongside that pesky elf, and we try to make everything about just being together. Being together is… Continue reading more comfort and hold the joy
When I think of maturity, I think about a tree in Colonial Williamsburg. It is absolutely huge and amazing. That tree didn’t get like that overnight. Or several nights. It’s thousands of nights. It’s been through storms. It’s been through decades of children climbing and running around it. It’s sheltered many. It’s amazed many. Its… Continue reading the marks of maturity
The Protestant Reformation failed. That’s the big picture. I know most evangelical/fundamentalist/whateverist types would say otherwise, but there are a large number of people like myself who see the failure to actually reform The Church as it was at the time. Creating an entirely new and distinct system is not the same as reforming the… Continue reading what the Church has learned since the Reformation