Monthly Archives: May 2015

What are you trying to prove?

I recently had an amazing opportunity to spend a weekend with a group of pastors and visit some very large churches in the San Diego area. After visiting the churches, we had the opportunity to meet with the lead pastors … Continue reading

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Christian, You’re Not Perfect!

Not much about Facebook is appealing to me these days. Between the angry political rants and the pictures of my aunt’s cat and the 17 Ways to Have a Conversation With an Introvert (#11 Will Shock You!) posts, it’s hard to … Continue reading

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Dear New Christian

Josh is a sophomore at the local university. Though he didn’t grow up with any close Christian friends, this past year he was drawn to surrender his life to Christ through the example first and then the testimony of several of his college … Continue reading

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Cussing Is Not What Damns People To Hell

We had a good, and I hope helpful, dialogue in episode 13 of our weekly To Be The Church Podcast about the issue of cussing/swearing. We discussed the topic in terms of our practical theology as Christians; how our belief … Continue reading

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MANAGING MIRANDA RIGHTS PEOPLE

I’ve never had them read to me, but I’ve watched enough police shows to have the Miranda Rights memorized. They read, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can and will be used against you … Continue reading

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Church: Grow Where You’re Planted!

Earlier this week, Andrew and I had a conversation about leaving a church, when it’s necessary, and how to do it. We discussed a couple of instances where leaving might be needed, but it really got me thinking. In reality, … Continue reading

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The Only Way to Have Everything and Nothing

John D. Rockefeller was a rich man. The first billionaire on record, it has been calculated that according to today’s dollar, during his lifetime he was likely the richest man in the history of the world. When asked by a … Continue reading

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