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
Why Dropping Sunday School Could Save the Soul of Your Church
(Excerpted from: Sunday Schooling Our Kids Out of Church! The True Story of How One Congregation Dropped Sunday School to Save its Soul) The latest statistics paint a disturbing picture of faith trends in the U.S. Although 70% of the… Read More
The Steroid Church
Why do men hate going to church? My friend, David Murrow has written a best-selling book on the subject. Filled with all kinds of great insights, David points out many of the ways in which the Church, over the years,… Read More
Why Church Matters to Your Kids—Part 4: Reason #3 is…
If Jesus matters to us, then what matters to Jesus will matter to us. If it matters to us that Jesus matters to our kids, then what matters to Jesus will matter to our kids. The Church matters to Jesus… Read More
A Dad’s Playbook for Forging Faith in his Kids–Part 3: Gentlemen–This is Your Brain on Testosterone
(Many great books have been written recently about how to be more intentional in forging faith in the home. Most so far have been written by female authors and while inclusive, tend to speak better to moms and women. Over… Read More
Confessions of a (Former) Seeker Church Pastor
I was the Associate Pastor of a large, Lutheran, Seeker-driven congregation in the Phoenix area from 1984-March 2005. And I loved every minute of it! Every day was energized by the creative passion to find new ways to connect with… Read More