Monthly Archives: March 2011

Learning From Chris Brown: Moving Past Ourselves

Singer Chris Brown sat down with Robin Roberts of Good Morning America yesterday for an interview before he sang a single from his new album, “F.A.M.E.” Roberts asked Brown about his past with singer Rihanna and the restraining order that was placed against him due to violence against her. Brown was agitated with the questions, performed his song, then went… Read more »

Stress And Fasting

Ever have a lot of stuff hit you at once? Of course you do. It’s called life. I’ve got about eight projects going on right now that I need to finish yesterday. One of the ones I’m really anticipating is that I’ve been asked to preach next month. I haven’t preached in almost a year. I miss preaching. It’s at… Read more »

The Slow Redemptive Process

I don’t know why, but I’ve been dreaming about my mother a lot lately. That, and she’s been on my mind. She died in an accident a few months before my fall. She wrote a few books. It might be because I’m writing a lot lately. It might be because I’m slipping into depression. It may just be because I… Read more »

A Day In The Life

I write a lot about the trials I’ve been through and the mistakes I’ve made. I write about the effects those things have had on my life and hope it has helped others. I write under a pseudonym to protect those I’ve harmed, my kids and just because I don’t need the publicity in this area, frankly. It’s a sensitive… Read more »

Why We’re All Pharisees, Part Deux: We Are A Brood Of Vipers

Christ came primarily to earth to die in our place. He bore the weight of our sin and God’s wrath. However, in the meantime, He did a lot of other cool stuff. He taught, confronted, showed compassion,and loved. One of the things He came to do was to destroy the political, social, and economic barriers that existed. I’m not arguing… Read more »

Why We're All Pharisees, Part Deux: We Are A Brood Of Vipers

Christ came primarily to earth to die in our place. He bore the weight of our sin and God’s wrath. However, in the meantime, He did a lot of other cool stuff. He taught, confronted, showed compassion,and loved. One of the things He came to do was to destroy the political, social, and economic barriers that existed. I’m not arguing… Read more »

My Favorite Theatrical Preachers: With Video Goodness

After a discussion with Cynthia recently, I realized that some of my favorite movies and television shows have some pretty crooked ministers in them. At the heart of it, you know you really want a pastor/preacher with a mix of all these men. Admit it. It’s okay. Sure, you want a man who preaches reformed theology. But you want him… Read more »

Why We’re All Pharisees, Part One: Introduction

I already hate this post. Not because of what it is, but because of what it could become. There are a lot of angry bloggers out there. I’ve done some angry blogging. In the past, I’ve done some angry preaching. Any pastor worth his salt knows what I’m talking about. It’s easy to go online and rant on about “what’s… Read more »

Why We're All Pharisees, Part One: Introduction

I already hate this post. Not because of what it is, but because of what it could become. There are a lot of angry bloggers out there. I’ve done some angry blogging. In the past, I’ve done some angry preaching. Any pastor worth his salt knows what I’m talking about. It’s easy to go online and rant on about “what’s… Read more »

Why Churches Aren’t Growing: Transparency And The Fallen Church

So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. (Matthew 5:23-24 ESV) I write a lot about reconciliation and forgiveness. There are several reasons for this. First,… Read more »