A Tale of Two Sinners (thoughts on the church and homosexuality)

“I am an alcoholic and have been for years.  I need to get sober.  Because of my drinking, I’ve recently become homeless.  I’ve lost my car, I’m about to lose my job, and my girlfriend is threatening to leave me.  … Continue reading

Lessons for the Church from Brad Pitt and Moneyball (Part II)

Put yourself in the shoes of a pastor. Jesus has given you the command to “make disciples”.  This is also the general mission to His original disciples, to every Christian, and to the local church (which you are responsible to … Continue reading

Lessons for the Church from Brad Pitt and Moneyball (part 1)

Can the church learn anything from baseball?  The recent movie, “Moneyball”, gives us a few points to ponder. The question in this movie is “how to win ballgames” with a very limited payroll budget. Moneyball depicts how the Oakland A’s … Continue reading

Dear Pastor, So you want to quit? 8 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t

I read a shocking statistic many years ago that 7 out of every 10 Bible college and seminary graduates will be out of the pastoral ministry within three years of graduating.  At the time, I thought it must be an … Continue reading

President Elect Obama Talks With Jesus

  Dear God, Thank you for the opportunity to lead this great nation. You’re welcome. Whoa – you answered.  That’s new. Yes, I thought you could use some more direct communication from me over the next few years. Wow – … Continue reading