Godless Churches

When a preacher guy like me sees a headline that blares, “Clergy who don’t believe in organized religion?,” it’s like dangling a minnow in front of a bass. So naturally I took the bait, clicking on this March 30 Washington Times article by Julie Zauzmer. There I found a story that was...

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Should the Church be Relevant?

My wife recently sent me an article on why millienials are not involved in church. It seems that every day, I read another thought on why the church isn’t relevant to a new generation and what we should do about it (I seem to recall reading similar articles in the 80s about how...

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Unsafe Zone

  Over the past year, “safe zone” has made its way into the English vocabulary. College campuses have carved out physical safe zones where marginalized individuals are included. Some of these spaces are lifestyle- or worldview-specific, including only those who are, for example, homosexual or feminist. Dissenting voices are forbidden. Many Christians treat the...

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The Christians I Know

  My oldest son recently emailed me this LINK asking for my thoughts. It’s a video from John Oliver’s HBO comedy show, Last Week Tonight, exposing the shenanigans of some high-profile televangelists.  (WARNING: there is foul language that has been bleeped out). In my response to my son, I did not spare words on condemning...

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Is it Really Your Church?

  Not too long ago, a host pastor asked me if he could do “such-and-such” during a worship service in which I had a part. “You can do what you want; it’s your church,” I replied. He shot back, “No, actually, it’s God’s church.” He didn’t say it in a flippant...

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