RESIST!

We all struggle at times with doing the right thing or avoiding doing the wrong thing. The Apostle Paul recognizes this and in doing so shows us we are not alone in this struggle. That’s amazing when you think about it. Here Jesus intersects Pauls life directly, spoke to him, blinded him, and then gave his sight back to him. …

Build A Wall

Your identity or view of yourself can be compared to a ladder, and at some point in our life, we decide to lean the ladder of our identity of who we are against a wall we hope will support it. Culture tells us that we can build that wall from what we do, what we accomplish, what we have, our position …

Leading or Serving?

Maybe you heard the story of Joseph in Sunday School or saw Andrew Lloyd Weber’s musical with Donnie Osmond, JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Joseph was a man of extraordinary character and incredible discipline. Hated by his brothers; they sold Joseph into slavery, he was treated unjustly but always seemed to show others grace through it all. He saves …

Believe Anyway?

Growing up, my aunt Dorothy would always give my sister and I books to read for Christmas. I’m sure I got other stuff from her as well, but to this day I remember the Encyclopedia-like children’s books that were waiting for us under the tree! My favorite author by far was Hans Christian Andersen, the Danish author who wrote fairy …

I Am An Atheist

…about gods that don’t exist. Richard Dawkins in his book, The God Delusion, states, “We are all atheists about most of the gods that humanity has ever believed in.” You might find it strange for a pastor to call himself an atheist, but I am…about gods that don’t exist. There are gods that we should stop believing in. And that’s …