Certainly, everywhere across America Christians and non-Christians alike will be celebrating on that day the freedom we gained from an oppressive king and government - which is certainly something worth celebrating. But, over the last few years I have noticed an unhealthy trend in the Church toward lifting up their political party loyalty and our nation (the United States of America) above and beyond our loyalty to Jesus and the Kingdom which He is building. And so while I'm excited to celebrate on the Fourth on Sunday, I'm a little hesitant and concerned.
We have failed at showing you kindness and compassion even if we disagree with you about sexuality.
It's Black History Month...and I am reminded of the "I have a dream" speech that Dr. King gave as he fought for the rights of the community he represented...the black community. His words were simple and powerful...and, like a sword, they pierced to the very soul and core of those who heard his words. Even [...]
This morning there was a fun discussion happening on a friends Facebook thread. Basically, it revolved around a call to the church to focus more on character than charisma when it comes to church leadership. Below are some of the thoughts that came to my mind in response, but expanded. First, I 100% agree! I [...]
Yesterday I posted an article where I began to raise some questions about the immense amount of focus that gets placed on the role of the pastor. If you haven't read it, check it out HERE. I talked with my wife a little bit about this article and the questions I'm wrestling with, and she [...]