Category Archives: ministry

Limited Love

There’s an old Hebrew story that goes like this: Father Abraham was sitting outside his tent one evening when he saw an old man, weary from age and journey, coming toward him. Abraham rushed out, greeted him, and then invited … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church, Fable, faith, God, love, Meaning, ministry, missional church, Reflective, Relationship, religion, theology, truth | 1 Comment

Why I Despair

Every once in a while I am reminded that there’s a bigger world out there and I’m glad I’m not in it. Here’s a vid clip advertising an upcoming conference that part of me is attracted to it – like … Continue reading

Posted in charismatic, Christianity, Church, faith, God, ministry, religion, theology, truth, video | 10 Comments

So, Who’s Right?

I found myself in an interesting and frustrating conversation last night. I was meeting with a group of friends and had reserved a room via the internet at a particular location. Another friend who works at that location was there … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, bible college, Christianity, Church, denial, faith, Meaning, ministry, perception, reality, theology, truth | 14 Comments

This Is Not Normal pt. 2

One of the things you discover about your “normal” is that it’s not everyone’s normal. From the way you celebrate Thanksgiving to the way you unwrap gifts on Christmas to your idea of a ‘date night’, normal is relative. Even … Continue reading

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This Isn’t Normal

You know how “normal” is based on your personal experience? We grow up or live life and develop this sense of what is supposed to be mostly based on what is. Then one day we’re living side by side with … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, faith, frank viola, Friends, God, Life, ministry, pastor, perception, questions, religion, theology | 5 Comments

Revelation

I was reading the other day a new survey of pastors. The results suggested that the overwhelming majority of pastors who answered the survey did not hold the same beliefs or interpretation of the book of Revelation as their churches … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Christianity, Church, faith, God, hermenuetics, Life, Meaning, ministry, pastor, preaching, questions, Reflective, religion, theology | 25 Comments

Listening In

Here’s a video that sums up the heart and head of a generation. In some ways I think I must be a University student after watching this video. I think it’s insightful on many levels and those of another generation … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, discipleship, emerging church, faith, God, Life, ministry, missional church, postmodern, Reflective, religion, theology, video | 9 Comments

Conspiracy

I dig ‘Spooky’ Mulder as much as the next person. Well, maybe a lot more if the next person is my wife. But I’m astonished at our cultures tendency to jump to “conspiracy” when people step up and do something. … Continue reading

Posted in Church, faith, Family, Friends, Life, Meaning, ministry, perception, reality, truth | 11 Comments

Here’s What I Say…

After posting a previous video and asking for your thoughts someone wondered what would happen if I didn’t give you my take on it first. So on Friday I posted the Boyd/100 Huntley video and asked for your comments. I … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, discipleship, emerging church, faith, God, Greg Boyd, Meaning, ministry, missional church, pastor, religion, theology | 12 Comments

What do you say?

Here’s a clip from our good friends over at 100 Huntley Street. It features an interview with Greg Boyd. Lots here to think about. I’m offering it without any commentary because I’d like to hear your take on what Boyd … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Church, faith, God, Greg Boyd, Meaning, ministry, pastor, preaching, reality, religion, theology, truth, tv | 18 Comments