Church · faith

you don’t really want a pastor, do you?

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?

Church · faith

the marks of maturity

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

Church · pop culture

what the Church has learned since the Reformation

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