When You Mix Church and Politics

When you mix church and politics - you get politics. **Please don’t misunderstand - standing fearlessly as a church, and as an individual, for biblical morality is not politics.  Jesus never shrank from the truth.  And neither should his followers. What I'm writing about here is when a church tethers itself to a candidate and/or … Continue reading When You Mix Church and Politics

When you’re accused of being (fill in the blank)-phobic

Have you been accused of being transphobic, homophobic, xenophic, ad nauseum? Don't allow someone to bully you simply because you don't hold to the same opinion they do.  I continue to watch the "tolerant" be the most intolerant, bigoted, and hateful.  To them, free speech is only free when it's their opinion coming out of … Continue reading When you’re accused of being (fill in the blank)-phobic

Silent Night? Not so much…

Last night, before we all turned in I shared with the family “the other side of the nativity.”Award-winning author, Philip Yancey, in his book, “The Jesus I Never Knew” shares,“Christmas cards of the religious genre typically depict a serene manger scene with Mary and Joseph surrounded by shepherds, animals, etc. All is calm. But when … Continue reading Silent Night? Not so much…

Just Another Day? Sometimes, but not always.

Wow… what a day this must have been for Simeon. You get up like you do everyday. Nothing particularly different about this day. Next thing you know, you are face-to-face with the Savior. Luke records it this way… “At that time there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon. He was righteous and devout and … Continue reading Just Another Day? Sometimes, but not always.

Beware of these pitfalls of ministry

I was recently asked what pitfalls I saw in ministry.  Below is what I wrote in response.  The list is not exhaustive and in no certain order.  Even if you're not in vocational ministry, the principles can easily be translated into volunteer church leadership. nw   Thinking it will always be wonderful. It will get … Continue reading Beware of these pitfalls of ministry