Thank a Preacher

I watched another TV drama last night about a preacher who was a real idiot. It seems to me that the preponderance of movie and TV Christians are horrible people. They are either really icky-sweet or effeminate, or they are some kind of monster. We have certainly had plenty of characters to provide models for … Continue reading Thank a Preacher

Engaging the culture

We spent this week at FCF Family Church Conference. What a blessing. One of the speakers, Dr. James Garlow, had just come from doing a live interview on CNN regarding the subject of same-sex marriage. His interviewer was Eliot Spitzer, former New York governor. It was quite a confrontation of world views. The subject of … Continue reading Engaging the culture

Why this trial?

It's Saturday morning.  I'm trying to faithfully do my morning stretch so I turn on Fox, only to find that even on Saturday, it's all Casey Anthony all the time.  Legal experts of all kinds are endlessly discussing a murder trial with tearful witnesses, gory pictures, and salacious inferences about the accused.  All this is interspersed … Continue reading Why this trial?

Out of the Abundance of the Heart

Friday, June 17, 2011 Building People of Substance for Works of Power I got an email ad the other day with the heading, “Does your church need a new stage?” Under the heading were several very colorful examples of the work the company had done in other churches. Lots of backlit crosses and spotlights and … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart