4 Points On Churches, Pastors, and Willow Creek

I listened to a podcast from Christianity Today about the fall of Bill Hybels, founding pastor of Willow Creek, one of the largest and most influential churches in America. It’s a gut-wrenchingly sad affair, first for the name and cause of Jesus, then for the women he sinned against, his own wife and family, the... Continue Reading →


Your Life As A House

I was thinking this morning during a conversation with my wife.  That happens a lot on Saturday mornings, because we both drink coffee and the kids quiet down as we drive around our side of town and sight see.  The thoughts were about people we know who claim to be Christians, and think they are... Continue Reading →

Long, Long Shadows and A Light

Sin never stops where you think it will.  Your repeated anger leads to latent bitterness which leads to relationship-destroying gossip.   Your pornography-viewing leads to unmarital sex which leads to one parent raising a child in isolation which leads to crippling resentment.   Unchecked sin always spreads, and kills where it does.  Like cancer.  ... Continue Reading →

What Your Opinions Say About You

Our opinions and our decisions don't come out of thin air. What you think about a recent death in your city resulting from an altercation between a police officer and a suspect or about the Super Bowl halftime show or about a new policy at your workplace will come from somewhere. And every big decision... Continue Reading →

The Opposite Problem

In 21st century America, Christians often think the problem with our churches is that their gatherings are not appealing enough to the felt needs of unbelievers. And even that they are not musically, aesthetically, or programmatically appealing enough to Christians. I often fall into this consumeristic approach to church. Me. I'm not just calling others... Continue Reading →

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