In a post-Christian/post-modern culture, facts don’t always matter. Michael Kruger writes, “C.S. Lewis captured this reality well in his book The Magician’s Nephew (part of his Narnia Chronicles). “While Narnia is a land filled with magic—where animals can talk and even sing—not all people can hear them. Indeed, Uncle Andrew cannot. “When the animals speak … Continue reading When Facts Don’t Matter
In John’s biography of Jesus he recorded many instances of people accusing Jesus of being a sinner or all the way to being demon-possessed. In one such story Jesus confronted his accusers: “When I tell the truth, you just naturally don’t believe me! Which of you can truthfully accuse me of sin? And since I … Continue reading Prove to Me I’m Wrong.
Over the decades, I watched something poison our culture. It's toxic, dangerous. It's called "hurry." Our cultural pace of life has evolved from the manageable to something that looks more like insanity. Stress levels have skyrocketed. Burning out is no longer something the "other guy" is battling. It now affects all of us. Pastor and … Continue reading The Danger of Hurry
“When someone tells me yet another horror story about the church, I respond, ‘Oh, it’s even worse than that. Let me tell you my story. I’ve spent most of my life in recovery from the church.’” Philip Yancey “The church is equal parts mystery and mess.” Eugene Peterson I posted the following … Continue reading Why Don’t People Like to Go to Church?