Monthly Archives: April 2013

What Does God’s Forgiveness Feel Like?

I had an interesting text conversation with a fallen pastor recently. He fell in the ministry some time ago and is still dealing with a lot of issues. He still has a lot of guilt over his actions. I was sharing with him about the forgiveness of God and he was telling me he has prayed for forgiveness many times…. Read more »

Christians As Accountants Of Sin: A Parable

Debbie was enjoying her new life in Christ. She had come to know Christ through a women’s bible study she had been invited to by a friend. Her past was dotted with alcohol, drug use, and some pretty crazy moments. She knew she didn’t have the best reputation in the community, but for the past few weeks, thanks to Christ… Read more »

Jesus, Can You Throw A Drowning Man A Line?

Thought of this song this week by U2, “Peace On Earth.” Heaven on Earth We need it now I’m sick of all of this Hanging around Sick of sorrow I’m sick of the pain I’m sick of hearing Again and again That there’s gonna be Peace on Earth Where I grew up There weren’t many trees Where there was we’d… Read more »

The Boston Bombing and Our Need to Place Blame

Yesterday, bombs rocked the Boston Marathon. People were killed and it was an awful scene. I encourage you to be in prayer still for those effected. It will be a constant battle for years and months for those involved. I pray no one you know was in the area. I know several people who were there and are safe. I… Read more »

The Joel Osteen Hoax: How Much Do We Hate This Guy?

You’ve probably heard it by now. But you may be wrong in what you heard. Joel Osteen, the pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, the man with the smile that never seems to stop, doesn’t believe in God anymore. At least that was the “headline” running across the Internet days ago. There was an accompanying video, screenshots of stories… Read more »

Cassandra Parkin,”Lighter Shades of Grey,” Part One

I did an interview with Cassandra Parkin, author of “Lighter Shades of Grey: A (very) Critical Reader’s Guide to ‘Fifty Shades of Grey.” The interview is up over at Provoketive Magazine. Whether you read Fifty Shades of Grey or not, this interview is interesting, fun and will give you some insight. Part two should be up very soon. Parkin is… Read more »

Do Christians Who Commit Suicide Go To Heaven?

Recent events have brought this question to the forefront again. It’s a question that, as a pastor, I was asked pretty frequently. The fact that this question is on the minds of our people should let all of us – pastors, concerned members, church leaders – know that it needs to be addressed and that a clear answer is needed…. Read more »

“You Aren’t Who They Say You Are,” Guest Blog

I had the pleasure of writing a guest blog for my friend Mark at his blog, “Here I Blog.” If you haven’t read his stuff, you’re missing out. My post is entitled, “You Aren’t Who They Say You Are.”  It’s about how we perceive ourselves and how we perceive others perceptions of us. Make sense? Thanks to Mark for posting… Read more »