I think one of the biggest challenges today is that many of us really like Jesus. And liking is good. But do we love him?
I know the title may be controversial. After all, what is “good”? And I’m aware of what vonBalthasar said somewhere that “success is not a
Is a “www” the new front door of the church? Why are seniors the fastest growing internet users? Is Facebook the new front porch? Maybe
Church signs can be fun. We’ve all got the email forwards with some doozies. Friend and colleague Mark Wolfe gave an excellent sermon I heard
I think many of us have been duped to a near cataclysmic capacity. We’ve been tricked into thinking that the sum of life is “to
Like me you’ve probably heard someone say they’re “spiritual but not religious.” Maybe it’s a friend; maybe it’s you. No one has told me they’re
The cross is at the centre of Christianity. No cross, no anything. Jesus outstretched on the ancient torture device is his open-armed embrace of humanity.
The health and well-being of leaders is hugely important to the vitality of congregations but it is very rarely talked about. (Pause) A few months ago
The biggest “issue” in the church is how to interpret the Bible. That’s how I see it. Think of conversations about the environment, or homosexuality, or
Now we have 3 kids—4 years, 2 years, and 2 weeks. We’re in the blur. The other day someone asked me how I was. I
Maybe it’s a morbid blog. Or… A hope-filled one! I sometimes ask people if they’d like some input into the songs used at their funeral.
Questions are more important than answers. At least, the right ones are. Why? Because the quality of your questions regulates the range of your answers.
“Bucket lists” are popular these days. Movies and books propose lists of things to do before you “kick the bucket” (hence “bucket list”)—a kind of