Category Archives: judgment

Why Are We So Darn Judgmental?

Really? What’s our deal? Why are we so darn judgmental? Jesus knew we were judgmental people. He even had to make sure it became part of the permanent record: “Judge not, that you not be judged.” (Matthew 7:1, ESV) Now, before you bring up the difference between discernment and judgment, let me give you my hillbilly definition of judgment vs…. 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 »

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 »

Are Christians Allowed To Enjoy Life Following A Major Sin?

I’ve got a fallen pastor friend that I’ve grown close to. I don’t think he reads my blog, but I hope he does. He has gone through some of the same issues I went through three and a half years ago when I fell from ministry when I committed adultery. He fell a while back from his place of ministry…. Read more »

Fallen Pastors Are Like Road Kill

I blogged extensively yesterday about what, if anything, the Southern Baptists could or should be doing about its pastors who fall morally. I wanted to take a moment to touch on something important that a lot of people don’t think about when it comes to pastors, their families and even the people they cheat with after a moral failure. The… Read more »

Jesus Took My Scarlet Letter and Stomped On It

I remember the day I got my Scarlet Letter. You don’t need to know the details. There’s enough about it in my blog history or my book. For the first week or so, I thought about the fact that I had committed adultery. By the time I had gotten to the act of it, my heart had already hardened to… Read more »

Why Pastors Fall: A Seasonal Outlook

Thank goodness the temperature is dropping. I thought the summer of 105 degree heat indexes was going to last forever. I walked outside today to my favorite weather. High 70s to low 80s. Rain. I thought it was heavenly. Change is good. Most of the time. Don’t tell that to a bunch of Baptists during a business meeting. Change usually… Read more »

How Come We’re So Darn Judgmental?

Really? What’s our deal? Jesus knew we were judgmental people. He even had to make sure it became part of the permanent record: “Judge not, that you not be judged.” (Matthew 7:1, ESV) Now, before you start up with discernment vs. judgment, let me give you my hillbilly definition of judgment vs. discernment. Let’s say you just heard Billy Bob… Read more »

“So, You’re The Adulterer!”

(Over the next few posts, I’m going to talk about several reasons why the book “Fallen Pastor” is for anyone concerned about the future of the church. We are in the midst of a crisis and need to understand how to approach it). I love talking to people who work in funeral homes. They have some of the most amazing… Read more »

Is Your Heart Right? & “Is Whitney Houston in Heaven?”

I’m taking a short hiatus for a few days. I’m having a procedure done on my heart called an ablation. I’ve been having issues with my heart speeding up whenever it darn well pleases over the past ten years. It came to a head over a month ago when I ended up in the emergency room with a heart rate… Read more »