Almost 2 years ago, my wife and I stopped attending weekly church services, which for many Christians this simply means we left the “church.” How did we get to this point?… Continue reading Leaving the Church With a Little C
Maybe Christians should talk about practicing safe sex. I’m all for abstinence, I really am, and I believe that sex should be reserved for marriage. Not only do I believe it to be a Biblical mandate, I believe it would save anyone psychological and emotional heartache. However, I’m not naive to think that every kid… Continue reading Condoms
(Okay, I dub this uncensored for two reasons: One, I’m blunt and candid about what I think; Two, the thoughts I share are not absolute, meaning once they’re further processed in my puny brain, they will undergo deconstruction and correction. Facts, fiction, biases, opinions, truth, deception are for the moment blurred.) On ChurchI’ve read some… Continue reading Uncensored Thoughts on Church, Politics and Life
I’ve learned that true body life can happen through a game of Settlers of Catan; that fellowship occurs at 6:30 in the morning with your workout partner. Worship happens each and every time I give my all to Him, whether through song or playing fetch with the dog. Ministry happens in my home, at the… Continue reading I Am Church
What would it look like if we stopped viewing the institution/organization/building as church and began viewing people as “the” church? What would it look like if instead of viewing our participation in the institution as doing church we would view our interaction with relationships as doing (more appropriately “being”) church? These are the questions I’ve… Continue reading I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
True freedom is scary. Freedom disturbs and often dismantles our absolutes, certainties and securities. Freedom has no regard for our presuppositions, achievements and laws. Let’s be honest: we don’t like what true freedom entails.… Continue reading Freedom From “Church”
My wife asks, “Why do you think the church is growing so much while other churches just a few miles down the road are stagnant or diminishing?”… Continue reading Why is the evangelical church growing?