Category Archives: Christianity

Why Didn’t God Stop Me From Committing Adultery?

It’s a question that comes to me often. It comes across my blog search engine more than I’d think. “Why didn’t God stop me from committing adultery?” There are two different points of view on this question. Most people are on the outside of this question. Most people reading this blog are probably saying, “What kind of ridiculous question is… Read more »

A True Tale: How Most Christians Treat Sinners

I hope you don’t think the point of my blog is to make people feel sorry for pastors who have committed adultery. It’s not. We sinned and we fell and we made our choice. What I am trying to do is let people know that we don’t deserve the worst from people. We don’t deserve to be thrown onto the… Read more »

Is Anyone Qualified To Pastor? The Forest of 1 Timothy 3:1-7

I’ve written about whether fallen pastors should be allowed to return to the pulpit. Some fallen pastors reconcile with their wives, some are unable to. I’ve seen men go through a process of repentance and return to a lifestyle of holiness and return to ministry. Each time I blog about it, I mention the verses in 1 Timothy 3:1-7, Paul’s… Read more »

The Confused Community: The Wounded Church, Part 3

(This is part three of a series of who is effected by the fall of a pastor. It’s been three years since my own fall from ministry and hopefully since writing Fallen Pastor: Finding Restoration in a Broken World, talking to people who have hurt and been hurt, I have some hopeful advice.) When a pastor falls, a sort of… Read more »

“Don’t Run In God’s House”: Church Cliches, Pt. 3

I was driving around with my six-year-old step-daughter Leslie the other day. She likes to talk, a lot. She especially likes to make observations about everything she sees. We live in a  town that I usually describe this way: “In this town, you can throw a rock in the air and either hit a church or a Chinese restaurant.” Anyway,… Read more »

Chick-Fil-A and John Cena, Professional Wrestler

I’ve been ignoring this whole Chick-Fil-A thing online. The founder of the institution was interviewed and said he opposed marriage between same sex people. That was his opinion. Those who disagreed jumped on him and decided to boycott. The Christians decided to make 8/1 a day to support his business. You can read the story anywhere. Seriously. Anywhere. Online. Unless… Read more »

Getting Saved And Calling The Police

Last time I blogged about a passage I found in one of my mom’s old books, Temptation: How Christians Can Deal With It. Allison was reading it and began laughing out loud. She found some of my mom’s humor. Mom was a card. She could make anyone laugh. It’s where I get my sick, twisted, and somewhat Southern refined sense… Read more »

Divisiveness: Acts 2 & Ugly Carpet

I’m the next link in a “chain of blogs” on the issue of divisiveness. Boy, do I know divisiveness. I created it. Two years ago, I caused a church to hurt because as the pastor, I committed adultery. I created great harm and pain to many people, including my ex-wife, several deacons, an array of church members, family members, pastor… Read more »

Divisiveness: Acts 2 & Ugly Carpet

I’m the next link in a “chain of blogs” on the issue of divisiveness. Boy, do I know divisiveness. I created it. Two years ago, I caused a church to hurt because as the pastor, I committed adultery. I created great harm and pain to many people, including my ex-wife, several deacons, an array of church members, family members, pastor… 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 »