Trump Speaks FSL (Faith as a Second Language)

The Donald spoke at Liberty University today. In the brief video clip I saw it seemed to me he tipped his hand that the Bible was not a native or well-learned language to him. He said “Two Corinthians Three Seventeen.” I could be wrong, but it seems to me...

A Better Way to Hire Pastors

I’ve been thinking about the “Pastor Industrial Complex.” That is, the system devised in American evangelical Christianity whereby we send our young ministers off to seminary for training, then hire them on to church jobs in the same way that...

Deep Satisfaction

Kelly and I were driving home from church today, separately from the girls, and talking about how proud we are of them. They make me want to bust my buttons regularly. (No surprise to you weary of my brags on social media. Imagine what its going to be like when I have...

Is Attending Church Boring and Meaningless to You?

Is a worship service a stale event for you? It appears to be for many of the people I see in these events, and I think I might know why. My quiet time this morning brought me to Psalm 47 which commands “Clap your hands….shout to God with cries of...

Let’s Hear it for the Water Boy

I recently heard a well-crafted sermon well-delivered by a tag team of preachers on the topic of their church’s core values. One of those values was “team.” I know these men and the hearts that spawned their message. They are good men, really good...