Category Archives: current events

Racism and the Church: TJ from, Part 2

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing TJ from Make sure you read Part 1 before continuing. I came across his site when I saw a Facebook article about a pastor who refused to do a funeral for an elderly church member who hadn’t tithed in a while. On the night I emailed TJ, I had no intentions of… Read more »

What Would Jesus’ Bumper Stickers Say?

Let’s say Jesus was here today. That he started His earthly ministry in 2015. Let’s assume he had to have a car to travel to places. Maybe a Prius. Heck, maybe he’d have a Hummer. Who knows? Maybe an AMC Gremlin. That might be an important topic of debate. What I’m wondering is what would Jesus’ bumper stickers say. Bumper… Read more »

Bob Coy Family Divided

Bob Coy Family Divided – It’s a search term that keeps poking it’s head up on my blog search results. Every day, people find my blog searching for those words. I wrote a blog post about Bob Coy. The best and most balanced blog post I’ve seen is from The Last Hiker’s blog that has over 400 comments. In those… Read more »

Help For Bob Coy and Calvary Chapel

I just heard about Pastor Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel in Florida. I don’t know him personally, but he has announced his resignation as pastor due to moral failure. I fell four years ago and have run this ministry and writing here ever since. I’ve been able to help a lot of people during that time. I want to encourage… Read more »

Pastors In Trouble 6: Pastors & Suicide

I started this series to try and focus on some specific topics and disturbing trends among pastors today. This blog exists because pastors have been committing adultery and have been in crisis for a while. But I’ve noticed a trend that is even more disturbing. I don’t have any numbers to back it up, it’s just one I’ve noticed in… Read more »

WBFFA: The Superhero Origin of “Flappy Bird”

It’s time for the Weekend Blog Free For All. It’s my chance to cut loose and write about something other than what I usually write about. Like Wagon Wheel similes. Or what the boys are doin’ ’round here. (By the way, I get writer bonus points for putting two apostrophes next to one another.) Today, I’d like to discuss the… Read more »

A Monument For Satan? We Already Have One

So, apparently, this is happening : “In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including Satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument outside the Statehouse. “The Republican-controlled Legislature in this state known as… Read more »

Strange Fire?: There Is A Larger Elephant In The Room

Last week, well known pastor, author and evangelical John MacArthur hosted a conference at his church called “Strange Fire.” The three day event was based upon the idea that the “Charismatic movement is leading people astray and dishonors the Holy Spirit.” At stake is whether certain gifts of the Holy Spirit are still in operation. Popular blogger Tim Challies live… 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 »

Gay Marriage, the Church, and the Jesus Response

I was so thankful yesterday to get a Facebook inbox message from a friend who was concerned about the current argument in America over gay marriage. Like many Christians, she was concerned about the moral failure of the country. She had been watching Facebook and so have I. I too, have seen many comments like, “Why don’t people see what… Read more »