About this author:
I've been a pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1984, currently serving as the founding pastor of Community of Grace in Peoria, AZ. My wife, Jan and I, were married in 1979. We raised two kids and currently have 3 grandkids. I love to ride my bike, travel, read British Mysteries, and Disneyland. I have written 6 books, including my newest--Searching for Tom Sawyer: How Parents and Congregations Can Stop the Exodus of Boys From Church. My website: www.TimWrightMinistries.org.
All articles by Tim Wright
How to Speak Man: A Brief Tutorial for Church Leaders Who Want to Reach Men
Men and women are equal. Men and women are different. That’s my starting point. If you can live with that, then I invite you to continue on. It’s no secret that men have dropped out of the Christian Church in… Read More
Bathrooms, Male Stereotypes, and Granddaughters
Potty talk has moved front and center in the national debate. And I’m not talking about the Presidential campaign. I’m referring to the bathroom wars. On the one side is the state of North Carolina, passing a law restricting people… Read More
Beware! Jesus Only Serves Sinners
I have come to call not the righteous, but sinners! —Jesus An old proverb says: If you want to know what a person is like, look at his/her friends. Time and again Jesus was caught hanging with the wrong kinds… Read More
Why Don’t Boys Make the List of Presidential Campaign Issues?
Immigration…equal pay for equal work…gun control…Wall Street…taxes…the Military…gender equality…terrorism…the national debt…the Middle Class…the top 1 Percent…Education…Border Security…Big banks… The list of concerns being addressed by our 2016 Presidential candidates includes these important issues and more…but one crucial, society-impacting issue is… Read More
Is Nastiness the New Authenticity?
During a radio show the host said he couldn’t support Donald Trump because he wasn’t acting Presidential. His guest said that that’s what many find so compelling about Donald Trump. His behavior, even when it’s so inappropriate, comes across as… Read More
Top 10 Life Lessons My Grandkids are Learning from Donald Trump
Embed from Getty Images Never engage with substance or a listening ear. Instead, call them liars or tell them to shut up. 1. When people disagree with you, call them stupid. 2. Never engage with substance or a listening… Read More
If Grace is Amazing…Why Do Christians Often Make it So Condemning?
I recently had a chance to interview Legendary singer B. J. Thomas (Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head; Hooked on a Feeling; Another Done Somebody Wrong Song; As Long as We’ve Got Each Other—the Theme from Growing Pains.) BJ and… Read More
If Jesus Gave His Nazareth Sermon to Evangelical Republicans…Would They Want To Throw Him Off a Cliff, too?
Imagine the scene: Jesus, who once played on the dusty streets of the village of Nazareth, who was probably related in some way to many of the villagers, who perhaps worked side by side with many of his neighbors fixing… Read More
The Danger of Raising Soft-Minded Men
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan. –Martin Luther King, Jr. One afternoon I was at my granddaughter’s house. She was watching a cartoon designed for young preschool… Read More
The Myth of the War on Christmas?
Several news outlets, including CBS and NBC, recently covered a story about yet another apparent attack on Christmas. It even made the news in England. A Jewish mom complained about a trip her son’s class was going to take to see… Read More