Blog

Thoughts on God, culture, and the church.

For Those Who Have No Time for Church Stuff

Church members are some of the busiest people I know.  As a pastor, this trend bothers me. This is especially true when I see families completely cut communal worship time out of their lives in lieu of the dreaded "Travel Ball" or the cryptic "family...

Why MLK Jr. Was Murdered

A few weeks ago I heard a man on the radio relay a story of how he recently answered his young daughter's curiosity about Jesus. It arose out of a waiting room where the young girl read a Bible story book and wanted to know...

J-TERM! Oh, And an Awesome N.T. Wright Video

You won't hear from me much this week, except for possible tweets from lectures. I will be spending the whole week taking a J-Term class in Ephesians. So stoked about this class! So in lieu of my absence, I want to share with you this...

Knowing When to Hold Your Tongue, or Your Keyboard

I always have something to say. There are few conversations, once started, that I do not feel like I have something I can add. This is true in actual social situations, and in virtual situations like those found on Facebook or Twitter. I am also...

Hey Single Guy, Proverbs 31 Is Not For You

Crystal and I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Rachel Held Evans speak about her new book A Year of Biblical Womanhood at First Baptist Church of Asheville last night. Of course, I didn't even own the book before last night, but now I own...